Jazz Resources on the Web
- American Jazz Symposium
Dedicated to the promotion and preservation of jazz's performance and heritage,
the AJS Web site includes information on the AJS Jazz Masters Project, a menu of
jazz-related Web sites, and Marge Hofacre's national publication Jazz News.
- Benny Carter Web Site
Considered by Louis Armstrong to be "right up there" with cats like Duke
Ellington and Count Basie, Benny Carter has startled the jazz world for
more than six decades with his versatility and virtuosity on the saxophone,
trumpet, clarinet, piano, and trombone.
- The Diz
He dazzled four presidents and liked his trumpets bent. Come to this site
to test your knowledge of the legendary Dizzy Gillespie.
- A Great Day in
Don't we all wish that we could have been in Harlem on that day,
ago, when a young and relatively unknown photographer invited the most
important names in jazz to come and get their pictures taken and nearly
fainted when fifty-eight jazz greats showed? Come relive the day, see the
photograph, and click on groups of people to match names and accomplishments
- The Internet Jazz
A comprehensive information source on the jazz industry. The Internet Jazz
Plaza features spotlights on jazz clubs, agencies, festivals, concerts, and
individual artists, as well as live chats with the biggest names in jazz.
- Jazz at Lincoln Center
This new site provides schedules for the "Jazz for Young People" program
and the Wynton Marsalis-led Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, as well as the series
"Jazz at the Penthouse" -- a new and unique series of Friday evening solo
jazz-piano concerts by such masters of the idiom as Kenny Barron, McCoy Tyner,
and Jay McShann.
- Jazz Central Station
Climb aboard for a journey that your eyes, ears, and mind will
remember for a long time. Extensive information on the music and the
musicians who have made jazz the experience that it is.
- Jazz Online
This site offers interviews (written and audio), contests,
information on new CDs, and helpful recommendations for those new to jazz
by those who know best -- the artists themselves.
- The Jazz Photography
of Ray Avery
One of the ways to get both an overview and a feeling for
the nuances of jazz is by looking at the photographs of Ray Avery. This
site has the background stories of Avery and the artists he captured
in his work.
Jazz World displays photographs, an informative bulletin board,
information on jazz education for children and will help you search for
other like-minded sites.
Coltrane -- A Love Supreme
An impassioned and intelligent tribute to "the essence of Trane."
Connects you with sources on Miles Davis's discography and biography.
- New Jazz
A gallery of men and women who have made great contributions to
jazz. Photographs and, for some of the musicians, a brief text.
- Red Hot
and Cool Jazz
Provides catalogue and record-label information, links to newsletters, and
has Real Audio with sounds from Duke Ellington, John Coltrane and
- Riverwalk, Live From The Landing
Devoted to the John Cullum jazz band, a group that broadcasts regularly on
Public Radio to nearly 200 stations nationwide, this site proselytizes in
the name of "classic" and "vintage" jazz, popular pre-WWII traditions.
As eclectic as the piano genius himself, this site offers some interesting
biographical information, photos of Monk in action, comments by other
musicians on the eccentric beboper, and even promo for Thelonious Monk Jr.
- WNUR-FM Jazz Web
Based at Northwestern University, this site offers jazz programming
and performance information, as well as essays on artists.
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