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The new Grove dictionary of
jazz, 2nd ed. Ed. by Barry Kernfeld. New York : Grove's Dictionaries Inc., 2002. UNCA REFERENCE ML102.J3 N48 2001 v.1-3
Feather, Leonard, and Ira Gitler.
The biographical encyclopedia of jazz. New York : Oxford University Press, 1999. UNCA REFERENCE ML102.J3 F4 1999
Cook, Richard, and Brian Morton. The
Penguin guide to jazz on CD, 5th ed. New York : Penguin Books, 2000. UNCA REFERENCE ML156.4.J3 C67 2000
The Blackwell guide to recorded
jazz, 2nd ed. Ed. by Barry Kernfeld. Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1995. UNCA REFERENCE ML156.4.J3 B66 1995
The Oxford companion to jazz. Ed. by Bill Kirchner. New York : Oxford University Press, 2000. UNCA GENERAL ML3507 .J32 2000
The Guinness encyclopedia of popular
music, 2nd ed. Ed. by Colin Larkin. New York: Stockton Press, 1995. UNCA REFERENCE ML102.P66 G84 1995 v.1-6
Artist profiles, discographies, and expert reviews from leading jazz writers.
Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP)
300 international music periodicals from over 20 countries. UNCA only.
Index to major English-language humanities journals in music, arts, and
culture. Includes some full text. UNCA only.
America's Jazz Heritage
Educational resources and exhibits from the Smithsonian Institution.
Exhibits and recommended links presented by the University of Chicago
Institute of Jazz
The "world's foremost jazz archive and research facility" at
Information, bibliographies, and links from "the largest European public research
archive on jazz."
William Ransom Hogan Archive of New
Oral histories and research guides from the special collections at Tulane University
Association of Jazz Educators
Projects, programs, and information for educators and performers.
A Film by Ken Burns
Companion site for the PBS documentary.
at Lincoln Center
Concerts and educational programming from the
"world's premiere performing arts organization dedicated
to the presentation of jazz."
Institute of Chicago
"Not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and
perpetuation of jazz in all its forms."
Tom Morgan's impressive site devoted to early jazz. Biographies, picture
archives, and bibliographies.
Hot Jazz Archive
A history of jazz before 1930, complete with biographical information
and lots of MP3s.
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz
Educational organization founded to promote public school-based
jazz programs. The institute sponsors the Jazz in America program, a national
jazz curriculum and resource library for the 5th, 8th, and 11th grades.
What is Jazz?
Series of lectures by Billy Taylor at the Kennedy Center for the Performing
Contains the impressive "People of Jazz Index" with something on
just about every jazz artist you can think of.
News & Reviews
Jazz CD review site.
Great site with changing features on a variety of contemporary and classic artists.
News and reviews from Down Beat magazine.
Streaming video of live performances, hot picks, and recent reviews.
Events, bios, and reviews from the Knitting Factory.
Online features from Jazziz magazine.
Reviews, concert events, news, and programming from National Public Radio.
Catalogs & Labels
Many of these sites include audio clips,
background information on specific recordings,
Jazz Web Site
Highly recommended. Access liner notes and expert commentary for key
recordings from the Atlantic catalog.
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