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Jazz is America's greatest music, but with over a century's worth of styles and artists, where do you begin? Relax! This hep cat's guide delivers the scoop on the masters and their music - from Duke Ellington to Charlie Parker to Wynton Marsalis. It's just what you need to tune in to the history and musical structure of jazz and become a more savvy listener.

- Understand the traits and roots of jazz

- Tune in to jazz styles, from big band to bebop

- Listen to great jazz artists

- Catch a live jazz performance

- Succeed in a jazz ensemble

All this, with the no-nonsense and humorous approach that you expect from the Dummies series.

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