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I am a beginner Pianist (been playing for about 7 years) and I would like to know where to start learning Jazz. Any resources whether online or hard copy would be great.
Also which are some good Jazz music to listen to? I know Thelonious Monk... but that is it. I'm not requesting just solo piano songs to listen to, but Jazz Piano+Jazz Singing at the same time. Any good females who play simple Jazz piano while they sing? Thanks!
If you just know Monk, you need to listen to a lot of jazz. You can't play it without really absorbing it by listening. No need to listen to just piano players, either, but as for piano players, here's a tiny list fo the biggest names: Bill Evans Horace Silver Red Garland (played with Miles Davis) Wynton Kelly Tommy Flanagan Chick Corea Herbie Hancock Keith Jarrett Art Tatum Count Basie McCoy Tyner
A great combo of one person singing and playing is Shirley Horn.
As for resources, I'd really recommend a teacher. My teacher uses the Jazz Piano Book by Mark Levine. It's a great resource, but it's not really set up to be a course, but rather a reference guide as you work with a teacher.