History of Jazz

Themes & Variations


The History of Jazz includes 15 lessons on the major points of jazz history and some of the greatest jazz legends. It includes Digital Resources with PowerPoints and videos that present the information to the students. Students can complete reproducible pages on the lesson content and the guided listening as assessments or as notes. Listening examples are included as YouTube links in the PowerPoints, or you can use suggested materials from Apple Music. 

Resource Index

  • Roots of Jazz
  • Dixieland
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Blues, Swing
  • Duke Ellington
  • Count Basie
  • Lester Young
  • Be-Bop
  • Dizzy Gillespie
  • Charlie Parker
  • Cool and Modal
  • Miles Davis
  • John Coltrane
  • Soul, Bossa Nova, Fusion and Smooth Jazz

Materials Included

In the printed product - $30.00
- Printed Book
- Digital Book PDF
- PowerPoint
- Videos and MP3's
In the download edition - $25.00
- Digital Book PDF
- PowerPoint
- Videos and MP3's

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Audio: Roots of Jazz
Audio: Louis Armstrong
Book: History of Jazz
Projectable: History of Jazz - Blues
Projectable: History of Jazz - Dixieland