Stories, Successes and the Journey of a Musical Life
Stella Castellucci whirls us into her world of harp music and jazz.
With personal and never-before-seen photographs as well as a session work discography list, this intimate bibliography will delight, inspire, and create a deeper appreciation for many readers.
How far would you go to chase after your musical dreams or any dream for that matter? Stella Castellucci, who came from a long lineage of enthusiasts of the art of music, in her new book Diving Deep for Sea Shells, impassions the musical and average reader alike in this stellar new biography. With this teacher and internationally-known composer, harpist and lecturer, we are taken into the rhapsodic life of jazz.
Set in the 1880’s, the story begins with the arrival of Stella’s maternal great-grandparents from Italy. The story is a personal retelling of important events that have influenced the births of many jazz music creations. Collaborations between musical figures such as: Peggy Lee, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Barry White to Decca Records and Capitol Records throughout the 1950’s, this winsome biography is colorfully blended with a wealth of a musician and composer’s own inspirational history, as well as jazz history, personal struggles and successes, family accounts, close friendships among respectable musicians, to the creative spirit and musical brilliance. These are contributions that have transcended and influenced the past musical decades of sweet-sounding jazz.
“Music, being part of my family’s tradition, holds a special place within. This book is a dedication to all the remarkable and noteworthy artists I have had the chance to work with in the industry to create a beautiful genre – jazz harp. This story is a celebration of my personal discoveries as well as family anecdotes. It holds all the significant events of my amazing journey with music,” states the author.
With personal and never-before-seen photographs as well as a session work discography list, this intimate bibliography will delight, inspire, and create a deeper appreciation for many readers. It is a treasure beholding many wonderful insights and nuances of the beauty of music in one’s life.
If you’re interested to learn more about the book Diving Deep for Sea Shells, along with more information regarding Stella Castellucci’s other works as well as life journey, please visit her websites at www.stellacastellucci.com or www.facebook.com/harpiststella.
Diving Deep for Seashells
Written by Stella Castellucci with Edgar Amaya
Kindle | $ 2.99
Paperback | $ 14.20
Book copies are available at www.litfirepublishing.com and other online book retailers.
About the Author
Stella Castellucci is an internationally known harpist, composer, teacher, lecturer and author. She is a native of Los Angeles, California. She started serious studies at an early age and began a career in music after graduating high school. Castellucci is co-author of Rhythm for Harp with the late Verlye Mills. She published her book An Approach to Jazz and Popular Music for Harp in 1983.
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