About the Author
Michael Campbell is a writer and pianist. A California native, he is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College and holds a doctorate from Peabody Conservatory, where he studied piano with Leon Fleisher. As a commercial musician, he has assisted such artists as Angela Lansbury, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Bob Hope, Redd Foxx, Ethel Merman, and Don McLean. As a concert pianist, he has performed a broad range of repertoire, including his own transcriptions of recordings by Art Tatum, Jelly Roll Morton, and other legendary jazz pianists. He also performs all of the piano selections included with this textbook.
DENNIS DRABELLE is author of "Mile-High Fever. "He has written for multiple publications and is currently a contributing editor and a mysteries editor for "The Washington Post Book World. "In 1996 he won the National Book Critics Circle s award for excellence in reviewing. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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