Stuart Nicholson has written seven books on jazz, including highly acclaimed biographies of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington. His journalism has appeared in magazines and newspapers all over the world. He is Visiting Professor at Leeds College of Music.
"Stuart Nicholson leads the reader on a step-by-step journey to
unlock the mysteries of jazz. Though geared towards neophytes, the
most seasoned jazz fan will learn much in these pages." -- Randy
Sandke - American jazz trumpeter and guitarist
"Far more than a beginner's guide, this book is Stuart Nicholson's enlightened and enlightening view of jazz - enough so to make even experienced jazz fans listen with fresh ears." -- Bill Kirchner - Musician, producer and educator