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Edgerton, Clyde

Summary: In 1963, Dwayne Hallston discovers James Brown and wants to perform just like him. Meanwhile, Dwayne's forbidden black friend Larry, aspiring to play piano like Thelonius Monk, apprentices to a jazz musician called the Bleeder. A mutual passion for music help Dwayne and Larry as they try to achieve their dreams.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC EDG

Cobb, Amy

Summary: When one of the other members of Benton Bluff Junior High band shows up with a shiny new trombone, Kori Neal's school-loaner suddenly seems beat-up and old so she comes up with an idea to organize a fund-raiser to buy new instruments--until advice from a famous local jazz musician gives her a clearer perspective on the issue.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calico, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2015

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC COB

de la Peña, Matt

Summary: "La Música exists in many places--in the twang of a guitar, in the beat of a drum, even in the whistling wind and the morning bird's son. She brings color and life wherever she goes, connecting people to a grand harmony. And in the town of Santa Cecilia, she is everywhere. When La Música discovers a boy with longing in his heart and no music in his home, she vows to help him find his passion"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE DE L

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC DEL

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction de la Pena 2017

Caletti, Deb.

Summary: In Washington State, seventeen-year-old Cassie learns about the good and bad sides of both love and genius while living with her mother and brilliant, yet disturbed, violinist stepfather and falling in love with a gifted young musician.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC CAL

Hertz, Kellen

Summary: When aspiring songwriter Tenney gets invited to perform at Nashville's famed Bluebird Café, her parents decide she's too young to perform professionally, leaving her future hanging in the balance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2017

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Hurd, Thacher.

Summary: Miles and the Swamp Band have the time of their lives playing at the Alligator Ball, until they discover the menu includes Swamp Band soup.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper & Row 1985

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JPB HUR BASKET

Hertz, Kellen

Summary: Tenney's manager books her and new drummer Logan to play at Nashville's City Music Festival the same day as she's supposed to perform at her friend Jaya's charity fund-raiser, and Tenney must decide if friendship or her career is more important.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2017

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Thoene, Bodie

Summary: Her own identity was safely disguised. But what about those she loved most. They would soon disappear with all the others unless... .

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House 1989

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC THOENE

Feehan, Christine.

Summary: Hired as the mechanic for a traveling troupe of musicians, Tempest, gifted with the ability to communicate with animals, is astounded to discover an overpowering attraction to Darius, the troupe's leader.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avon 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC FEE

Christopher, Nicholas.

Summary: "Orphan Nicolo Zen is all alone in 1700s Venice, save for his clarinet, enchanted by a mysterious magician to allow its first player to perform expertly. Soon Nicolo is a famous virtuoso, wealthy beyond his dreams, but he can't stop wondering if he earned the success -- or the girl he met in Venice is safe from the harm"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC CHR

Ondaatje, Michael

Summary: Buddy Bolden, a New Orleans barber, cornet player, and full-time editor of a gossip sheet, disappears for two years, and when he returns, he goes berserk and spends his final years in the East Louisiana state hospital.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage International 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OND

Walton, Dawnie

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "Opal is a fiercely independent young woman pushing against the grain in her style and attitude, Afro-punk before that term existed. Coming of age in Detroit, she can't imagine settling for a 9-to-5 job--despite her unusual looks, Opal believes she can bea star. So when the aspiring British singer/songwriter Neville Charles discovers her at a bar's amateur night, she takes him up on his offer...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 37 Ink/Simon & Schuster 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC WAL

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAL

Solomon, Rachel Lynn

Summary: Aspiring choreographer Sophie Orenstein, eighteen, wonders if seventeen-year-old Peter Rosenthal-Porter, gifted pianist, best friend, and secret crush, will love her back after receiving her kidney.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC SOL

Edgerton, Clyde

Summary: In 1963, Dwayne Hallston discovers James Brown and wants to perform just like him. Meanwhile, Dwayne's forbidden black friend Larry, aspiring to play piano like Thelonius Monk, apprentices to a jazz musician called the Bleeder. A mutual passion for music help Dwayne and Larry as they try to achieve their dreams.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EDG

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EDG

Clayton, Dhonielle

Summary: In 1920s New Orleans, eighteen-year-old Zora, banished after an incident in Harlem, struggles with her overbearing family, magical powers, love of jazz, and forbidden romance with a white man.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC CLA

Mason, Lizzy

Summary: After deciding to leave home to attend New York University and be near the boy she likes, eighteen-year-old Sydney Holman learns that her long-absent father is schizophrenic and she may be, too.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Soho Teen 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC MAS

Patricelli, Leslie.

Summary: Monkey Mike is reprimanded for making noise when he taps pencils and clangs trash cans until he sees a drum set in the music store and puts his hands-on talents to work in a most impressive way.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E PAT

Calmenson, Stephanie.

Summary: When a mouse scurries into a house and starts to play jazz music, other animals join in, one by one, each using his or her own particular talent.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Childrens Books 2008

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC Calme

Halpern, Julie

Summary: "Tenth graders Eliana and Dmitri could not be more different. He's an outgoing, self-confident drummer in a punk band called Unexpected Turbulence. Eliana is introspective and thoughtful, and a movie buff who is living with depression. Dmitri quite literally falls for Eliana when he sees her in gym class and slams into a classmate. The pair then navigate the ins and outs of first love....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC HAL

Jackson, Tiffany D.

Summary: "When legendary R&B artist Korey Fields spots Enchanted Jones at an audition, her dreams of being a famous singer take flight. Until Enchanted wakes up with blood on her hands and zero memory of the previous night. Who killed Korey Fields? Before there was a dead body, Enchanted's dreams had turned into a nightmare. Because behind Korey's charm and star power was a controlling dark side. Now...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2020

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC JAC

O'Malley, Bryan Lee.

Summary: Scott Pilgrim is dating two girls, which gets really complicated. Knives Chau makes him feel like he can erase the past. Ramona helps him accept the past. But when Ramona and Knives meet and when Ramona's ex-boyfriends and Scott's old girlfriends are thrown into the mix, things gets more than a little crazy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oni Press 2005

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Dean, James

Summary: Pete the Cat and his groovy band tour the world and try to get the best of what the planet has to offer, from sipping mango lassis in India to taking a dip in Iceland's blue lagoon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperFestival, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Kids' Favorite Characters, Call number: JE PET

Summary: When students gather at the nation's top high school jazz competition in San Antonio, Texas, the musicians at Xavier Desmond High, teenagers with strange abilities, start going wayward in their efforts to outplay their rivals.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TEX

Egan, Jennifer.

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs, confront their pasts in this story about how rebellion ages, influence corrupts, habits turn to addictions, lifelong friendships fluctuate and turn, and how art and music have the power to redeem.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 2011

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