LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 283 – Jazz Music

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1. Heid, Markham. “You asked: is listening to music good for your health?”
Time (April 26, 2018)

If you’re looking for an easy way to transform your mood, cue the music. Studies have shown that music can buoy your mood and fend off depression. It can also improve blood flow in ways similar to statins, lower your levels of stress-related hormones like cortisol and ease pain. Listening to music before an operation can even improve post-surgery outcomes.

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2. Zandan, Noah. “How to stop saying ‘um’, ‘ah’, and ‘you know’,”
Harvard Business Review (August 1, 2018)

When we start to overuse fillers (such as: um, ah, you know, like, right?), they become crutches — academics call them disfluencies — that diminish our credibility and distract from our message. This article shows how we can eliminate them from our vocabularies.

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La La Land / Damien Chazelle

Beyond its numerous awards, La La Land has managed to capture the hearts of many. It presents a beautiful love story with an incredible soundtrack. It might even make you think about jazz for the first time in your life!


Louis Armstrong (1901 -1971)

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong was born in New Orleans on August 4, 1901. By the time of his death in 1971, the man known around the world as Satchmo (short for “Satchel Mouth”) was widely recognized as a founding father of jazz — a uniquely American art form. His influence as an artist and cultural icon is universal, unmatched, and very much alive today.

Links of Interest:

Louis Armstrong Foundation

Louis Armstrong House Museum

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