Outside Resource List

The Kansas City Jazz Ambassadors, Inc. is a nonprofit, all-volunteer jazz support organization, dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of Kansas City jazz and developing and promoting the current Kansas City jazz scene. Web site provides information about events, festivals, and concerts; information for volunteers; a newsletter; and material from Jazz Ambassadors Magazine (JAM).

Music blog by Brian Olewnick, with a focus on improvisatory music.

The online home of the Just Jazz Guitar magazine, a magazine that publishes song arrangements, interviews, and keeps an updated list of jazz guitarists and their gigs.

Journalist Marc Myers blogs daily on jazz legends and legendary jazz recordings. The site also posts digital recordings and interviews with jazz musicians and writers.

A leading publication for jazz fans and a prime source of directories of record labels, jazz festivals, jazz education programs, and jazz clubs, as well as CD and live performance reviews.

Europe's largest public research archive on jazz and one of the world's most distinguished centers for the study of jazz. It provides open web access to resources on a number of important jazz musicians, related publications, and general reference materials in English and German.

Jazz.Ru, a source of information on jazz in Russia from the 1920s to the present, reaches a vast audience of Russian-speaking users. Some resources are in English.

A weekly report on the most played jazz and smooth jazz recordings played by radio stations in the United States.

Discographical and other information about more than 1000 jazz standards.

A general resource for vocalists.

Early jazz history Web site by jazz enthusiast, writer, and radio producer Tom Morgan.

Multidisciplinary writings on jazz and culture from a diverse set of disciplines and approaches, with abstracts of the current and past issues (JRJ is a subscription-based journal).

Jazz Research is focused on jazz in California spanning the years 1945 to 1960. Labels include Contemporary Records, Pacific Jazz, Nocturne, Jazz:West, Mode, Tampa, Skylark, and Fantasy Records.

An international peer-reviewed journal devoted to jazz scholarship, including musical analysis and historical articles.

Documents the work of 1,000 major jazz and blues figures in over 14,000 cinema, television and video productions.

Where to find jazz musicians in the movies.

French periodical on jazz.

Focuses on jazz in Chicago, with concert and event information, news, and information about the Institute's high school education programs.

Official Web site of the Jazz Journalists Association, featuring content written by member journalists, on-site blogs, bulletin boards, and a retail store.

Art inspired by jazz musicians.

Event, festival, and club guide by Jazziz.com.

Record reviews, feature articles, photographs, a question & answer forum, and a section for bidding on rare records. Managed by recording executive and journalist Bob Porter.

A guide to the recordings of a number of major artists, in a range of styles, and covering recordings in all media. The site is compiled and maintained by the Jazz Discography Project team, which is based in Japan.

A portal for the official websites of hundreds of jazz musicians and organizations. Also includes user-uploaded videos, online radio, news, and a discussion board.

Boston jazz events calendar and news.

An arts organization producing and educating on jazz, with an emphasis on the Columbus, OH area.

An extensive set of links to sessionographies by artist name.

A collective resource by Italian jazz record labels for promotion to journalists. Contains aritst information and jazz news. In Italian and English.

An open access Internet library with historical collections in digital format. IA includes texts, audio, moving images, software, and archived web pages, including resources on jazz.

An original index to Ellington's autobiography by Danish musicologist Joergen Mathiasen.

Resources to train for jazz performance.

Fully searchable archives dating from 1923 of this classical music journal, which published many writings on jazz.

Guide to, and resource on, jazz in New York City.

A blog designed to provide resources on jazz to the Spanish-speaking world. Texts are in both English and Spanish. Its author, Fernando Ortiz de Urbina, is a Spanish jazz writer and researcher.

One of the best known and oldest journals specializing in jazz.

This doctoral thesis argues that the division between jazz and rock is an artifact of journalistic discourse on the subject.

Primary resources and previously unpublished documents on ragtime, blues, hot piano, and Monrovia studio sound. Includes work by researchers Laurie Wright, Prof. Lawrence Gushee, Roger Richard, Prof. James Dapogny, Mike Montgomery, Dr. Robert Pinsker, Prof. Alan Wallace, Dr. Philip Pastras, Michael Hill, Peter Hanley, Dr. Edward Berlin, Floyd Levin, Millie Gaddini, Butch Thompson, Karl Ellison, Ate van Delden and Mike Meddings.

Blog of Bad Plus pianist Ethan Iverson.

A leading New York nightclub located in the Time Warner Center, along with Jazz at Lincoln Center.

A social music editing site that allows internet users to add and edit information about music releases that interest them. Discogs contains a substantial section on jazz.

Guide to the master soprano saxophonist's recordings.

A jazz blog focusing on rare or out of print music.

Trombonist Dave Gibson's website.

Website of Italian pianist Dado Moroni.

A leading forum for scholarly music research, seeking to reflect the forefront of thought in historical musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory, as well as music cognition, philosophy of music, and interdisciplinary studies. Special Jazz Studies double issue published Spring 2001-Spring 2002.

A review site edited by Mike Zwerin, jazz and rock critic for the International Herald Tribune that includes feature articles.

The online radio station of New Music USA.

Vancouver Cooperative Radio, featuring programming by the Coastal Jazz & Blues Society.

The Chicago Reader's jazz-focussed music blog.

The Chicago Jazz Archive is held in University of Chicago Library's Special Collections Research Center. It includes oral histories; sound recordings in 78rpm, 45rpm, LP, wire, piano roll and CD formats; audio and video tapes; printed and manuscript parts for stock arrangements; piano sheet music; correspondence; research files; interviews; scrapbooks; photographs; books; periodicals; and artwork.