What's New

+ Content Updates
+ Bug fixes

App Description

An interactive timeline of the History of Jazz. Made specifically for the iPad - makes your iPad come alive with rich video, audio and superb design.

Reading a book on Jazz is like learning how to fly a kite indoors. The subject is rich with characters and music that a traditional book does not do it justice.

In this app you will find:
★ a way to traverse the chronological history of Jazz as an art-form. The navigation element is both fun and tactile to multiple touches of your fingers at a time.

★ a way to traverse through the various genres of Jazz easily and effortlessly

★ learn about the seminal figures in Jazz - the Legends of Jazz are represented with video and images. They really come alive in this app and you get to experience the genre through the artists that made it happen. You can enjoy just the videos and the short biography or dig deeper and read the more thorough encyclopedic article on each artist.

★ Each artist comes with a curated list of Essential Songs and Essential Albums that allows you to sample each song and then decide to build your own Jazz collection with an integrated experience with iTunes.

★ In each Genre you will not only experience its Legends but also get to sample tracks while you browse through the content. You can view videos that showcase the various legends right within the app to truly get a feel for each Genre.

★ For more advanced Jazz fans - you will find the curated list of videos especially entertaining and the transitions between genres will come alive. See how Bebop morphed into Cool Jazz and how the sound changed - all by scrolling effortlessly within this ingeniously designed app.

★ AirPlay support for videos so you can stream audio directly to your Hi-Fi speakers or your Apple TV

★ A ScreenSaver Mode that allows your app to behave like the perfect coffee table book that is sure to wow! your friends

★ Interesting tid-bits on each artist and beautiful quotes by the artists that made Jazz what it is today

★ Introduction to new artists that are exploding onto the scene today and who are sure to write the next chapter in Jazz History

★ over 45 hours of video content diligently categorized and organized for your viewing pleasure

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • July 28, 2011 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $4.99
  • August 11, 2011 New version 2.0
  • September 16, 2011 Price increase: $4.99 -> $9.99
  • December 05, 2011 New version 2.1
  • June 10, 2012 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $3.99
  • October 13, 2012 Price increase: $3.99 -> $9.99

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