Outside Resource List
Steve Albin and Mike Fitzgerald's jazz discography site. Provides access to a number of individual artist discographies created using the BRIAN application, the brainchild of the site's two authors, and a free download at this web address.
Web site for WWOZ, New Orleans' jazz and heritage radio station. Includes music calendar, program schedule, playlists, and live broadcasts.
The Hogan Jazz Archive, a department within Tulane University's Special Collections Division, is a renowned resource for New Orleans Jazz research. This collection includes oral histories, recorded music, photographs and film, and sheet music and orchestrations. We also maintain files of manuscripts, clippings, and bibliographic references.
Presents information and sources on the Willisau Jazz Festival, one of the most experimental places for improvised music in Europe during the last four decades.
New York concert listings searchable by date, neighborhood, venue, keyword, and category, including jazz.
Descriptions and some finding aids for archival collections in jazz held by the UCLA music library.
Mission is to offer the world's most promising young musicians college level training and to present public school-based jazz education programs for young people around the world.
A blog on Louis Armstrong's life and music by jazz scholar Ricky Riccardi, an alumnus of Rutgers University's Insitute of Jazz Studies and an authority on Armstong.
Filmography, band listings, discographies, essays, and musician profiles related to the history of jazz before 1930.
This multimedia web site is part of an 18-month project to catalog, digitize, and preserve every item in Indiana University's extensive collections pertaining to the life and career of master songwriter Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael (1899-1981).
Swing dancer Sonny Watson's Web site includes a dance history archive, instructional videos, and a discussion board.
The influential saxophonist's official website. Contains audio and video recordings of Rollins' work.
Promotes the research, study, and performance of music in all historical periods and cultural contexts.
The mission of The Society for American Music is to stimulate the appreciation, performance, creation and study of American music in all its diversity, and the full range of activities and institutions associated with that music. Web site offers a listserv, a student forum, and information about conferences, awards, and publications (Journal of the Society of American Music, SAM Newsletter).
This New York nightclub features an artist archive of many of its live performances and live streaming of each night's performances.
This print-only publication deals with experimental jazz, independent rock, and electronic music. The site includes the magazine's blog.
This website documents the services and activities of the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies, introduces its archives of jazz holdings, and provides a digital sampling of the treasure trove of music, photos, history, instruments and memorabilia in the collections.
A forum on experimental or avant-garde jazz. This site contains an extensive list of links to sites on related subjects, primarily but not exclusively on avant-garde jazz.
A compilation of online discographies, with descriptions and ordering information for discographies not available online.
An article by the Italian scholar Sara Villa about Pull My Daisy, a film written and narrated by Jack Kerouac and directed by Alfred Leslie and Robert Frank.
A bi-monthly online music magazine with feature articles, favorite music lists, and reprints and reviews.
This internet discussion forum was initiated by the members of the organ trio Organissimo. Prominent jazz journalists, scholars and musicians have been frequent contributors.
A nightclub featuring performances in a variety of art forms, long noted for presenting Latin jazz.
This site consists of approximately one hundred sound recordings, primarily blues and gospel songs, and related documentation from the folk festival at Fort Valley State College (now Fort Valley State University), Fort Valley, Georgia.
Discographies for alto saxophonist/composer Gigi Gryce, vibraphonists Teddy Charles and Joe Locke, pianists Elmo Hope, Kent Glenn and Carl Perkins, drummer Tiny Kahn, trombonist Benny Powell, and the saxophonists Lucky Thompson, Frank Strozier and Bob Mover.
A site hosted by New Music USA, itself a fusion of the American Music Center and Meet the Composer. The Library is a repository of information on American composers, scores, and audio files
Multi-media conversations with the composers, performers, and industry insiders who shape new music. From American Music Center.
NEA Jazz in the Schools is a web-based curriculum and DVD toolkit that explores jazz as an indigenous American art form and as a means to understand American history.
Jazz history site by music researcher and writer Michael Fitzgerald. Includes research/scholarship/writing on Art Blakely, jazz and film scores,Jazz Magazine annotated index (1976-1980), jazz on the internet, Lenox School of Jazz, the Hard Bop mailing list, and access to discographical information.
The Louis Armstrong House is a national historic landmark in New York City landmark that holds archival works related to the career of Louis Armstrong; serves as a reference source for information about Louis Armstrong; and presents public programs, such as concerts and lectures, that preserve and promote the cultural legacy of Louis Armstrong. Funding for the Louis Armstrong House Museum is provided by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation.
The Library of Congress' digital collection of sheet music, recordings, video, essays, biographies, and more about ragtime.
A first-person account by Rebecca D. Clear, a Library of Congress Junior Fellow who worked at the Library in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, producing a research guide to the division's holdings of this material.
A digitally accessible collection of scores and recordings, discography, oral autobiography, and photographs from the Library of Congress' Gerry Mulligan Collection.
The Recorded Sound Reference Center provides access to the commercial and archival audio holdings of the Library of Congress. The collection dates from 1926 when Victor Records donated over 400 discs to the Library's Music Division to supplement its print and manuscript holdings. In the custody of the Motion Picture Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division since 1978, the collection has grown to include over 2 million items encompassing audio formats from cylinders to CDs. The holdings complement the field recordings of the American Folklife Center and the moving image collections served in the Motion Picture and Television Reading Room.
The Performing Arts Reading Room is the service point for the broad and diverse collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. Numbering approximately 12 million items and spanning more than 800 years of Western music history and practice, these holdings include the classified music and book collections, music and literary manuscripts and related artifacts, music-related periodicals and microforms, copyright deposits, and five collections of musical instruments.
This annotated guide to jazz performances on film and video in the collections of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division of the Library of Congress includes more than 600 documentaries, television shows, concert performances, theatrical features and short subjects, and various compilations of all types, many of which were produced in recent years for the home video market.
A community-supported guide to jazz events, jazz musicians, and jazz venues in southern California.
The Knitting Factory was founded in 1987 and over the years has grown into Knitting Factory Entertainment, which encompasses two clubs — in New York and Hollywood — several record labels and other ventures.