Griot is defined as a member of a class of traveling poets, musicians, and storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history in parts of West Africa. It is this very concept that inspired trumpeter, composer, bandleader, author, and 32 Bar Blues Voice of the Art Jeremy Pelt to seek out generations of amazing Black storytellers of America’s indigenous music, Jazz, to record their stories and bring it to the fore.
Through a special partnership with The Jazz Foundation of America, we’re thrilled to offer Jeremy’s Griot books as a special 3-volume set. A great gift and must-have for any jazz fan, the collection includes 45 candid interviews with musicians such as Kenny Barron, Paul West, Ralph Peterson Jr., Bertha Hope, Wynton Marsalis, Lakecia Benjamin, Robert Glasper, Esparanza Spalding and Ambrose Akinmusire. With gratitude to Jeremy for these beautiful and important books, we’re donating all profits received from their sale to the JFA’s Musicians’ Emergency Fund.
All books signed by the author.