Kayla & Eli Discover Jazz

SearlStudio Kids

$ 16.99 


Journey through time and discover the history of Jazz through the adventures of Kayla and Eli.

While spending a day at the park with their mom, Kayla and her little brother Eli hear Jazz music for the first time.  Intrigued by the music, they dash toward the band for a closer look and encounter a mysterious person who takes them on a magical tour through time to discover Jazz for themselves.

From Dixieland and Big Band Swing, to Be-Bop and Latin Jazz Fusion; Kayla & Eli Discover Jazz introduces kids to the pinnacle periods of Jazz - America's classical music.

Hardcover Book Details

  • Ages: 3 - 6
  • ISBN: 978-0-9883670-2-9
  • Book Size: 8.5" x 11"
  • Text: Large Font

Narrated Story With Music

Click HERE to download Kayla and Eli Discover Jazz: Narrated Story with Music.  Add this FREE download to your cart and hear the story beautifully narrated by Robin Robinson.   Also hear music examples from each of the periods of Jazz described in the book.  Listen to Dixieland from the 1920s, and Big Band Swing from the 1930s.  Dance to Latin jazz and hear Ragtime music which helped inspire it all. 

 Interactive Read-Aloud Version

The Interactive read-aloud version, exclusively for Apple's iPad and iPad Mini, is available for purchase HERE via the iTunes bookstore.

Additional features include a read-aloud narration of the story beautifully performed by voice-over talent Robin Robinson.   Also included are audio illustrations of the pinnacle periods of Jazz music, as well as fun learning quizzes and puzzles that teach additional facts on Jazz music and musical instruments.

So, while the story flows along in a pleasant jazzy rhyme fit for a 3+ year old audience, one tap on a Discovery icon can take you to a place where children can: learn of and hear scat singing, visually identify musical instruments, listen to BeBop and identify the sounds, and much more!  One more tap and you're back to the story.

See our trailer for Kayla & Eli Discover Jazz!

 About The Author

Author/Musician Stephan Earl in his home recording studio

Stephan Earl is passionate about music and has been since the age of 12 when he first learned to play the clarinet in his hometown of Queens, New York City.

Since becoming a proud daddy, Stephan became inspired to write books that introduce youngsters to the arts and encourage them to explore their inner creativity.

In his spare time, Stephan enjoys composing music, writing and spending time with his family.

Alex Acayen - Illustrator for Kayla & Eli Discover JazzThe Illustrator

Alex Acayen knew from the time he was very young that he wanted to be an artist. Drawing since the age of 6, he loved to watch cartoons as a kid and draw many of the cartoons he watched. Aside from illustrations, Alex is also a character animator and has animated for Disney TV series including Aladdin and Buzz Light year of Star Command.
Alex has a beautiful wife Juness and two young active boys named Jireh and Josef who also loves to draw, from whom he gets most of his inspiration. He is from San Juan City, Manila Philippines.

Robin Robinson - Narrator for Kayla & Eli Discover Jazz iPad (read-aloud) Version

The Narrator

Robin Robinson lives in Northeast Florida and enjoys a career in radio. One of her priorities is serving the children of her community through different volunteer opportunities. Her favorite is reading books to preschoolers, especially watching their faces light up with delight and wonder as they hear the stories.