On The Bookcase

Welcome to our Women In Jazz Media bookcase platforming female authors from across the world. All the books included on this page are also on our physical bookcase and we are very happy to share them here too. Do also listen to our 'On The Bookcase' podcast series where we interview some of the authors on our bookcase. Guest have so far included Jordannah Elizabeth, Maria Golia, Dr Tammy Kernodle and Monika Herzig. If you are a female author, we would love to hear from you!

  • Tonight At Noon: A Love Story by Sue Mingus
  • Bessie Smith by Jackie Kay
  • Journey to a Destination Unknown by Barbara Thompson
  • The Queen Next Door Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait by Linda Solomon
  • Women in Jazz Musicality, Femininity, Marginalization by Marie Buscatto
  • Komeda A Private Life in Jazz by Magdalena Grzebałkowska
  • AMY WINEHOUSE by Kate Solomon
  • Women in Audio by Leslie Gaston-Bird
  • With Billie by Julia Blackburn
  • David Baker – Legacy in Music by Monika Herzig
  • Central Avenue Sounds Jazz in Los Angeles by Clora Bryant,Buddy Collette,William Green, Jack Kelson, Horace Tapscott, Gerald Wilson, and Marl Young.
  • Voices of Powerful Women: 40 Inspirational Interviews by Zoe Sallis
  • ART: Why I Stuck with a Junkie Jazzman by Laurie Pepper
  • Women Photographers by Val Wilmer
  • Will You Take Me As I Am Joni Mitchell's Blue Period by Michelle Mercer
  • Fictional Blues Narrative Self-Invention from Bessie Smith to Jack White by Kimberly Mack
  • Freedom Music Wales, Emancipation and Jazz 1850-1950 by Jen Wilson
  • Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown
  •  Women in Jazz: Music Publishing and Marketing by Dr. Joan Cartwright
  • Sassy: the Life of Sarah Vaughan by Leslie Gourse
  • Billie Holiday: The Graphic Novel by Ebony Gilbert
  • When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music in the Soul and Hip-Hop Eras by Claudrena N. Harold
  • Wellness, Wellplayed The Power of a Playlist! by  Jennifer Buchanan
  • Poderosas: Conversations With Extraordinary, Ordinary Women by Lisette Garcia
  • Double Helix by Ed & Diane Reed
  • Nina A STORY OF NINA SIMONE by Traci N. Todd
  • Madame Jazz: Contemporary Women Instrumentalists by Leslie Gourse
  •  Amazing Musicwomen by Joan Cartwright
  • When and Where I Enter The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America by Paula J. Giddings
  • Last Chance Texaco by Rickie Lee Jones
  • Mama Said There'd be Days Like This. My Life in the Jazz World. by Val Wilmer
  • Harlem Of The West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era by Elizabeth Silva
  • As Serious as Your Life: Story of the New Jazz by Val Wilmer
  • Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa by Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • Stormy Weather: The Music And Lives Of A Century Of Jazzwomen by Linda Dahl
  • Some Liked It Hot Jazz Women in Film and Television, 1928–1959 by Kristin A. McGee
  • Musical Echoes South African Women Thinking in Jazz by Carol Ann Muller
  • Soundscapes of Liberation African American Music in Postwar France by Celeste Day Moore
  • Sax Appeal: Ivy Benson and Her All-Girl Band by Janet Tennant
  • Footprints The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter by Michelle Mercer
  • She’s at the Controls Sound Engineering, Production and Gender Ventriloquism in the 21st Century by Helen Reddington
  • MARY LOU WILLIAMS: MUSIC FOR THE SOUL by Deanna Witkowski
  • Sound Advice by RHIAN JONES and LUCY HEYMAN
  • Liner Notes for the Revolution The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound by Daphne A. Brooks
  • Jazz Child: A Portrait of Sheila Jordan by Ellen Johnson
  • The Lady Swings Memoirs of a Jazz Drummer by Dottie Dodgion
  • Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon by Maxine Gordon
  • Experiencing  Chick Corea by Monika Herzig
  • Soul on Soul - The Life and Music of Mary Lou Williams by Tammy L. Kernodle
  • She Raised Her Voice! 50 Black Women Who Sang Their Way Into Music History by Jordannah Elizabeth
  • Ornette Coleman - The Territory and the Adventure by Maria Golia

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