The Jazz Alphabet
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“A blending of portraiture, words, caricature and letterforms into a unique and

loving tribute.The ABC’s and the masters of jazz never had a better partner!”

— Scott Gustafson, Winner, Grand Master Award for Illustration

 
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Welcome To The JAzz ALPHABET by NEIL SHAPIRO

The Jazz Alphabet is a very personal celebration of 26 jazz greats, in pictures and words. From Louis Armstrong to Joe Zawinul, with visual stops along the way at the Green Mill Lounge in Chicago and Birdland in New York. Settle back with your favorite libation (whatever that might be), and take a stroll among well known jazz artists, and some that aren't as well known. And while you're at, might I suggest turning on some music? After all, this book comes with a soundtrack.

Dig those ABC's!

[Read the Foreword by Neil Tesser]

 
 

About the Author

Neil Shapiro loves jazz. And since he can’t play or sing a note to save his life, depicting jazz artists is the best way he knows to honor the music he loves and the musicians who make it. In a previous life Neil was an advertising art director, creating award winning campaigns for national clients such as Gatorade, McDonald’s, and Cap’n Crunch. [Read More]

 
 
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“Neil is improvising on a form here — the alphabet—taking ideas and inspiration from his ears — sending it all through his hands and into our eyes.”

 

— Matt Ferguson, Bassist, Von Freeman

 
 
 
 
 
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NOW AVAILABLE. ORDER THE BOOK.

Now offering “The Jazz Alphabet” (First Edition, softcover), signed by the author on request.
Click here to contact Neil for limited edition prints or here to buy the book now.

 
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giclée Prints & Commissions

Framed original portraits and signed giclée prints are now available.
Please click here to order unframed 11” x 17” giclée prints.
Please contact the artist for more information on commissions and original Jazz Alphabet art.