Scott Yanow Completes The Jazz Singers, His Tenth Jazz Book

Scott Yanow, a veteran jazz journalist who has written about all styles of jazz during the past 30 years, recently completed The Jazz Singers. The huge book, which has profiles on the top 521 jazz singers of all time, is scheduled to be published and released by Hal Leonard in October 2008.

The Jazz Singers covers every significant jazz vocalist from 1900-2007, ranging from Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Mel Torme to Diana Krall and Jamie Cullum. It follows a long string of important and highly rated books by Yanow, including Classic Jazz, Swing, Bebop, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Trumpet Kings, Jazz On Film and Jazz On Record 1917-76. Yanow's vast knowledge of both jazz history and the current jazz scene has resulted in his work becoming definitive books that are widely read and consulted.

In his career, Scott Yanow has contributed to virtually every important jazz magazine including Jazz Times, Jazziz, Downbeat, Cadence, Coda, The Mississippi Rag and the Los Angeles Jazz Scene plus the All Music Guide website. He was the jazz editor for Record Review, co-produced a series of reissue CDs for Allegro Imports, has contributed to several festival programs (most recently the Playboy Jazz Festival), has penned over 500 liner notes and was the editor of the 3rd edition of the All Music Guide To Jazz. It is believed that he has written more jazz record reviews than anyone in history.

Scott Yanow also writes liner notes, bios, press releases, and website content. Interested parties can contact him at 818-848-2866.

Copies of his books can be acquired through his website

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