April in Paris is a jazz standard that is particularly associated with Count Basie's Orchestra (really a big band). It is familiar to audiences thanks to a famous cameo appearance by the Count Basie Orchestra in the film, Blazing Saddles. Among the famous vocal performances of this song are those by Frank Sinatra and Sarah Vaughan.
Another classic song is"April Showers," which has been popular for almost a century. It was recorded by Al Jolson and popularized in the film, The Jolson Story. More recently, it was recorded by Sugarland.
Amy Edmonds came to Ball State University as Music Librarian in November, 2008. Her previous positions have included Music Librarian at Southwest State University (now Texas State University at San Marcos) and Chief of the Music Division of the District of Columbia Public Library. She has also been a performer, playing viola with orchestras in DC and Iowa, including the Quad Cities Symphony. She holds a Masters Degree in Library Service from Columbia University in New York and is ABD in Historical Musicology at the University of Texas, Austin.