This page will be updated periodically to provide links of potential interest to visitors. Sites are listed only once; yet many sites bridge a number of potential categories: visiting a site under "History" might bring you much information regarding "Improvisation," etc. Browse the menu immediately above and choose the topics of interest to you.

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I especially encourage you to visit them! More will be added soon.

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Duke Ellington: Celebrating 100 Years collaboration between ARTSEDGE, MENC, and the Smithsonian to bring Ellington's world alive
Peter Erskine drummer's home page
Hal Galper pianist's home page
Fareed Haque guitarist's home page
Dick Hyman's Century of Jazz Piano info on his CD-ROM that spans the history of Jazz Piano from its beginnings to the present day, examining 56 artists, ending with a 580-question quiz
David Liebman saxophonist's home page
Charles Mingus history, discography, recommended readings, links
Jazz at Lincoln Center info re: concerts, tours, broadcasts, recordings, and educational programs, some articles, and a gift shop
Jazz Corner artist web pages, discussion groups, calendar of events local to you
Satchmo.Net Louis Armstrong bio plus a tour of his house, music files, links
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American Music Conference promoting the benefits of music, music-making, and music education
American Society of Music Copyists founded in 1961 to examine issues related to the copyist profession
Arts Midwest funding agency whose partners include the National Endowment for the Arts, nine state arts agencies and foundations, corporations, and individual supporters
International Association for Jazz Education open to jazz artists, educators, students, industry representatives, enthusiasts, and all others who support jazz and jazz education around the world
International Trombone Association open to trombone artists, educators, students, industry representatives, enthusiasts
Jazz Institute of Chicago schedules of Chicago-area live performances, new releases by Chicago artists, the history of Chicago jazz, etc.
MENC: The National Association for Music Education its mission to advance music education as a profession and to ensure that every child in America has access to a balanced, sequential, high-quality education that includes music as a core subject of study
The Midwest Clinic exists for educational purposes exclusively; to raise the standards of music education; to improve the methods employed in music education; to develop new teaching techniques; to disseminate to school music teachers, directors, supervisors, and others interested in music education information to assist in their professional work; to examine, analyze and appraise literature dealing with music; to hold clinics, lectures, and demonstrations for the betterment of music education; and in general, to assist teachers and others interested in music education in better pursuing their profession; its annual conference in December in Chicago draws 12,000 attendees
Music Teachers National Association independent and collegiate music teachers committed to furthering the art of music through programs that encourage and support teaching, performance, composition and scholarly research
NARAS National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Traditional Jazz Educators Network listing of educational materials, two sections devoted to clarification of and advocating for traditional jazz styles, a listing of traditional jazz groups, and an educators list
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ASCAP licensing clearinghouse for airplay; searchable database
BMI licensing clearinghouse for airplay; searchable database
Harry Fox Agency licensing clearinghouse for recordings; searchable database
Paul D. Supnik attorney's site focusing on copyright, trademark, entertainment, and Internet laws
U.S. Copyright Office news, forms, advice, downloads
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Chicago Jazz Archives research and links
Chicago Now lists upcoming performances of free jazz and free improvisation, avant-classical, experimental music of any kind, plus any rock shows that seem to fit
Digital City Chicago news, entertainment, links
Children's Jazz
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Jazz Kids dedicated to teaching 5 year-olds or so about music with an improvisation and composition curriculum; free lessons on-line, lessons for purchase
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All Music Guide/Jazz jazz discographies huge list of artists (of many genres), their bios, and reviews of their recordings
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Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame Foundation jazz history, with search capability built in
The Blue Highway site about the music that developed along the highway from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago and its musicians
Blues Net links to many bios, pictures, readings, and links about the blues
Encarta Encyclopedia entering "jazz" or an artist's name in the site search engine yields articles and links
Central Park North Canadian jazz musicians: bios, solo transcriptions, recordings, etc.
Dr. McLoidsman's Web Page jazz history recounted in humorous ways, pictures, and some great sounds
Gallery 41 great photos and biographical interviews
The Golden Age of Jazz William P. Gottlieb's jazz history site using his photos as the guide: find the artist's picture, bio, links to more sites
A Great Day in Harlem click on different sections of the photo to find the names of each person and a short bibliography
The History of Jazz Music history, biographies, links, sound clips: jazz styles, artists, bands, sound clips, related links
Jazz Family Tree a listing of prominant jazz artists by instrument, style of jazz, and time period, plus a jazz timeline
Jazz Primer for Rock People jazz history
Jazz Roots historical information about jazz, including biographies and discographies
Red Hot Jazz Archives history of jazz from 1895 until 1930 complete with information such as essays, pictures, biographies, a list of bands, audio and visual clips, and other information such as films about jazz until the 1930s
The Styles of Jazz jazz history hyperlink map of styles, plus links
What is Jazz? four lectures by Dr. Billy Taylor on the topic
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Jenny's Jazz links to obtain transcriptions, tips on improv, Q & A, and recordings
Just Jazz beginning jazz improv, plus book reviews and a technical discussion area for players and teachers
Outside Shore Music jazz improvisation ideas from Marc Sabatella
World of Jazz Improv class offered at the U. of WI–Madison: articles, also links organized as Jazz/Blues, Pop/Commercial, education, world music, and miscellaneous
Instructional Books/Recordings
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Jamey Aebersold Jazz online catalog, bookstore, info about workshops, a forum, and a calendar
Kjos Music catalog and sound samples from this jazz sheet music and resource publisher, soon including works by Antonio García
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Brent D. Stuntzner jazz guitar site including transcriptions
Guitar Guide jazz guitar site
International Saxophone Home Page resource for reeds, equipment, reviews, lists of personal saxophone web pages, upcoming conferences, world-wide links
Mark Chung's Jazz Strings Home Page string artist information, events, etc.
Mel Martin's Jazz and Saxophone Web Site articles, interviews, discography, booking/lesson information, upcoming events, and a pet page
Sax Player Online improvisation materials, play-along MIDI files, samples from recordings
Selmer instrument manufacturer, including of Antonio García's Bach tenor and bass trombones
Tim's Jazz Guitar Page transcriptions, online lessons, and publication resources
Latin Jazz
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Brazilian artists and legends, interviews, links to other related websites, articles, and a music shop
Latin Jazz Network news, features, articles, public announcements, radio access form the Internet, jazz festival information, upcoming events, and links
Site Description information and commentary about websites on The World of Jazz, Jazz Artists, MP3 Players & Songs, Music Retailers, Live Jazz, Jazz Record Companies
Absolute Jazz reviews, articles, interviews, and a "Jazz Jargon" list for beginning students
All About Jazz jazz news, info, digital music downloads, online educational publications, and open e-mail forums
A Passion for Jazz history, commentary and jazz education, music teacher locator, a list of other jazz websites, an evolution page, and the page "The Passion," which explains what jazz is to the non-musician
Global Music Network broadcasts of live concerts and interviews from around the world articles, news, events calendar, top ten MP3 downloads of jazz artists with info and links about the artist
Jazz Online contemporary jazz information (including samples from new recordings and artist interviews), historical information
The Jazz Ovation Inn four pages, including a list of recommended recordings for beginners jazz history chart (early, classic and modern), photos and descriptions of classic albums/artists, audiophile page, links, interviews, info on jazz in your area
Jerry Jazz Musician quiz questions, quotes, catalogs, interviews, including film and literature and sports and extensions of the jazz lifestyle beyond the music itself; donating a portion of their profits to the Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund Jazz and African music site w/MIDI, Real Audio, Transcriptions, Books, CDs, and Links; lots of hard-to-find information
One Stop Jazz jazz index to create and/or take part in on-line polls, participate in discussion forums, take part in a real time JAVA chat-room, links
Red Hot and Cool Jazz monthly jazz news, hear jazz while browsing, Jazz Chat, Jazz History, Artist Search, Over 200 Jazz Links, short sound clips
Yahoo Jazz Engine targeted towards the genre
New Orleans
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Best of New Orleans Gambit newspaper's listings of favorite sites and activities in New Orleans
Louisiana Music Archive & Artist Directory New Orleans Music News & Louisiana Music News
New Orleans Convention & Visitor's Bureau tourist information
New Orleans Online links to New Orleans-related music/cultural sites
Offbeat Magazine N.O. and Louisiana-based music publication
William Ransom Hogan Archive of New Orleans Jazz Tulane University's renowned research archive
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Barnes and Noble retailer of books, CDs
CD Now CD retailer
Down Beat Magazine articles, links, ed resources
Kendor Music catalog and sound samples from this jazz sheet music and resource publisher, including works by Antonio García
Kjos Music catalog and sound samples from this jazz sheet music and resource publisher, including works by Antonio García
Jazz Improv Magazine about the magazine that comes with a play-along CD every issue, the site having good articles about jazz history, improvisation, and interviews
Jazz Player Magazine about the magazine that comes with a play-along CD every issue, the site having good articles about jazz history, improvisation, and interviews
Marina Music Service instrumentation for each chart, lead trumpet range, and for many charts has links to recordings or even real-time sound bites; indexes charts by artist; material for small groups; and recordings and video resources
Pepper Sheet Music catalog for the "world's largest sheet music retailer"
School Band & Orchestra Magazine serving the growing needs of both the instructor and the music student
Tower Records CD retailer
UNC Jazz Press catalog and sound samples from this jazz sheet music and resource publisher, including works by Antonio García
Walrus Music catalog from this jazz sheet music and resource publisher, including works by Antonio García
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Double Time Jazz searchable catalog for over 25,000 CDs in stock via title or composer
Otter Music catalog from this jazz sheet music and recording publisher, including recorded works by Antonio García on CDs by the JazzTech Big Band
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New Trier High School Jazz Program described in the IAJE Journal article "Jazz Studies Objectives, Rationales, Activities, and Evaluation: The New Trier High School Model," by Dan Phillips
Virginia Commonwealth University offering a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, Master of Music (in performance or music education,with great flexibility for jazz study), and the Greater Richmond High School Jazz Band
Styles of Music
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Big Band City vast site including monthly features such as a jazz trivia quiz, album reviews, links list, organizations, jazz radio stations
The Hot Jazz Site New Orleans/Traditional jazz info
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MIDI Farm software, hardware, news
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Java Music Theory on-line theory drills including intervals, key signatures, scales, and chords
Jazz Resource Center info and lessons on jazz theory, voicings, and transcriptions
Teoría theory (in Spanish and English)
Vocal Jazz
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Bebop Radio vocal jazz recordings featuring Ella, Sarah, Dizzy, Anita O'Day, and more
Jazz: The Vocalists jazz vocalists of past and present: sites, resources, and links
The Vocal Jazz Resource discography, regional jazz scenes, gig info, discussion forum, suggested repertoire, links
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My thanks to each person who may have introduced me to any of the above links. If you would like to suggest a new link—or if you attempted to visit one of the above links and found its address either forwarded or inoperable—please contact this web site with any updated information. Thank you!


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