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Description - Big Life by Jazz Summers

Enter the world of Jazz Summers, the music industry's most notorious manager. Be transported from the monsoon drains of sixties Boogie Street to the smoke-filled folk clubs of seventies New York. Be a soldier. Form a band. Smoke dope in Malacca. Go to meetings in the coke-sprinkled boardrooms of eighties Los Angeles. Manage Wham! (pictured below, second from right). Drink wine. Wear baggy suits. Eat at uptight banquets in pre-Tiananmen Beijing. Hear Punk's first screech. Drink heavily. Wear make-up. Go back to the year of Acid House and manage Yazz. Marry Yazz. Meet Roy Orbison. Outstare Puff Daddy. Lobby the Stones for 'Bittersweet Symphony'. Manage Snow Patrol, The Verve, La Roux. X-Ray an Egyptian princess. Live. Witness Jazz Summers reflect with shocking and inspirational candour on his search for music and balance. Big Life is a hysterical and heartbreaking account of one man's struggle with the Universe, his riotous dance to the music of time...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780704373303
ISBN-10: 0704373300
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Quartet Books
Publisher: Quartet Books
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jazz Summers

Jazz Summers is a soldier who became a musician who became one of the music industry's most successful managers. Jazz has managed Wham!, Lisa Stansfield, Yazz, Soul ll Soul, the Verve, Badly Drawn Boy, Snow Patrol, Klaxons, La Roux, Scissor Sisters and London Grammar, among many others. His artists have sold over sixty million albums and seventy-two million singles around the world, including over one hundred Top 40 hits in the past thirty years. In 2003, Jazz was awarded the prestigious Peter Grant Award and, in 2007, the Strat Award at the Music Week Awards. He remains one of the most important names in music management.