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General Jazz Resources
- ♦ DownBeat magazine's Jazz 101
- ♦ A Place For Jazz: Jazz links to many subjects
- A Place for Jazz, founded in 1987, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to presenting the best in Jazz.
- ♦ Jazz Studies Online: Digital resources representing the diversity & innovation in jazz studies
- ♦ Jazz Conversations
- ♦ Jazz Music Archives
- JAZZMUSICARCHIVES.COM (JMA) intends to be a complete and powerful Jazz music resource. You can find Jazz artists discographies from 8922 bands & artists, 91578 releases, ratings and reviews from members who also participate in the forum.
- ♦ Leo T. Sullivan's jazz websites covering 64 jazz biographies.
Useful Jazz Websites
The National Jazz Archive United Kingdom is the United Kingdom's (UK) 🇬🇧 research and information centre for the history of jazz, blues, and related music holding the UK’s finest collection of written, printed and visual material on jazz, blues and related music from the 1920s to now documenting, preserving and making accessible the past, present and future of jazz and related musics
Jazz and European Cultures: Rhythm Changes dedicated to bringing researchers together, in Europe
Journal of Jazz Studies, (formerly the print journal Annual Review of Jazz Studies) is an open-access peer reviewed online journal published by the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, providing a forum for jazz scholarship from technical analyses to oral history to bibliography to cultural interpretation
Leeds College of Music Jazz Archive
(1) Ted Heath's manuscript band scores and parts. Ted Heath led Britain's greatest post-war big band.
(2) Max Abrams diaries, scrapbooks and correspondence give a detailed insight into the life of this well-known drum teacher who got jobs for his students with the top big bands.
(3) Joe Daniels's Band sets, both original and published arrangements, whose drumming career lasted from the 1920s to the 1970s.
(4) Reel to reel tapes of around 5,000 hours of recordings of Duke Ellington, some of which have never been made available commercially.
(5) There are many thousands of recordings available in the archive, including 33rpm albums, 78rpm discs, home-recorded cassette tapes and a huge CD collection.
(6) Ronnie Aldrich Band set scores. He was the pianist in The Squadronaires from 1940 and later famous for his Phase 4 stereo recordings exploiting the stereo possibilities of two pianos.
Chicago Jazz Archive The Chicago Jazz Archive was founded in 1976 to preserve materials on the birth and early growth of Chicago jazz spanning more than eight decades of Chicago and general jazz history.
Alan Lomax Archive, Cultural Equity Organization
Gene Lee's Jazz Newsletter Archive
- ♦ Jazz Quotations They claim to be the #1 Resource on the Web for Quotations and Sayings about jazz.
“Jazz speaks for life. The Blues tell the story of life's difficulties and if you think for a moment, you will realize that they take the hardest realities of life and put them into music, only to come out with some new sense of hope or triumph. This is triumphant music. Modern Jazz has continued in this tradition, singing the songs of a more complicated urban existence. When life itself offers no order, the musician creates an order and meaning from the sounds of the earth which flow through his instrument. Everybody has the Blues. Everybody longs for meaning. Everybody needs to love and be loved. Everybody needs to clap hands and be happy. Everybody longs for faith. In music, especially this broad category called Jazz, there is a stepping stone toward all of these.” (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., opening speech at the 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival) (bold and bold italic not in original)
- ♦ "Storytelling in Jazz Improvisation: Implications of a Rich Intermedial Metaphor," at "Storytelling in Jazz Improvisation: Implications of a Rich Intermedial Metaphor," Sven Bjerstedt, (accessed January 30, 2019).
Jazz Glossary 
- About the Jazz Glossary: The Jazz Glossary is a multimedia index of vocabulary specific to the interdisciplinary field of jazz. It includes more than 250 terms ranging from the sounds and techniques of jazz music to relevant cultural and historical phenomena. (Terms that apply more generally to all musics are not included.) The terms contained in the Jazz Glossary were developed from a number of sources, and edited by John Szwed of Columbia University. Special thanks for their help to Professor Chris Washburne of Columbia University and Professor Lewis Porter and the graduate students of the Master's Program in Jazz History and Research of Rutgers University-Newark.
- ♦ "What is Hip?" and other inquiries in jazz slang lexicography" A revision of a paper given at the Music Library Association New York State-Ontario Chapter meeting in Buffalo, N.Y. on 14 October 1999 by Rick McRae, associate librarian of the music library at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
How Does Jazz Work?
Miles Davis and John Coltrane
History of Jazz
- ♦ Encyclopedia.com on Jazz
- ♦ The Atlantic Monthly (Online) All jazz-related articles 1922 to 2003.
- ♦ "Hear the Earliest Surviving Radio Broadcast by Duke Ellington, A Historic Find, in Deep Dive," by Lewis Porter, October, 4, 2018.
The Jazz Track
- ♦ SoulandJazzandFunk website by Bill Buckley and Charles Waring.
- Soul and Jazz and Funk, an independent soul news and reviews website compiled by Charles Waring and Bill Buckley, two of the UK's most experienced and respected Soul music writers. Both Charles and Bill have written for Blues and Soul magazine for over ten years and their contributions and album reviews have always been accepted as fair, sound and accurate. At the same time Charles and Bill have contributed to a number of other magazines - Melody Maker, Sounds, (Black) Echoes, MOJO and Record Collector. Between them, they have compiled dozens of albums for major and independent Soul labels and written hundreds of sleeve notes. Their work has allowed them to interview countless Soul artists.
- ♦ SoulandJazzandFunk website by Bill Buckley and Charles Waring.
Ph.D. in Jazz & Improvisation
Jazz Around the World
- ♦ Jazz in India Taj Mahal Foxtrot: The Story of Bombay's Jazz Age
- ♦ Polish Jazz For Dummies: 60 Years Of Jazz From Poland written by Cezary L. Lerski