A rhythmical book woven with poetry, be-bop and jazz that reveals the common thread that ties the world of art, music and culture together as one. It is a lyrical celebration, aimed towards inspiring hope and dreams that are powerful enough to wipe out all self doubt.
My Jazz Shoes is a vibrant, picture book that takes you along the energetic stroll of a young dancer’s joyful outlook on life as she taps down the sidewalks of her urban neighborhood, observing the small treasures in life that surrounds her.
Jazz is a growing art form that watched various styles emerge everywhere. From folk music to ragtime, from bebop down the long road to hip-hop, the sound of jazz will always be present.
My Jazz Shoes is a tribute to the true originators of jazz; musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, and many more. Especially for James Langston Hughes who was a “writer under the influence” of jazz and blues.