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Jazz Research: Websites

Websites - Jazz Research


University of North Texas Jazz Studies Division page

Louis Armstrong Archives at Queens College

Berklee College of Music in Boston

Stan Getz Media Center and Library at Berklee College of Music

The Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University

William Ransom Hogan Archive of New Orleans Jazz at Tulane University

Chicago Jazz Archive from the University of Chicago's Joseph Regenstein Library
Jazz Research Guide from the University of Oregon Libraries
Jazz-Institut Darmstadt, "Europe's largest public research archive on jazz"

The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University

National Ragtime and Jazz Archive at Southern Illinois University,

The Gerry Mulligan Collection at Library of Congress
from Indiana University's Archives of African American Music and Culture
The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

Center for Jazz Arts
in Los Angeles, "dedicated to the advancement of American jazz culture."

Jazz on the Screen: A Jazz and Blues Filmography
by David Meeker, Library of Congress. "This searchable filmography documents the work of some 1,000 major jazz and blues figures in over 14,000 cinema, television and video productions."

site from a jazz club in Switzerland with oral history about Swiss jazz artists


major jazz news, reviews, and important links
a portal intended to preserve and promote jazz, with a feature called
"This Day in Jazz History"


JAZZ ARTIST SITES of historical interest

Duke Ellington
DESUK: The Duke Ellington Society UK "The Duke Ellington Society of the United Kingdom's purpose is to further the study, appreciation and dissemination of the music of Edward Kennedy 'Duke' Ellington and his writing and arranging companion Billy Strayhorn."
Ellington on the Web, a vast collection of Ellington links
A French site dedicated to the music and person of Duke Ellington.
This is the site of the Duke Ellington Society of Sweden.

Count Basie Archive at Rutgers

Louis Armstrong
The official site for the Louis Armstrong House and Archives

Charles Mingus
The Real Mingus Web
Charles Mingus Home Page (unofficial) from Finnish musician and
scholar Esa Onttonen

Miles Davis
The Official Miles Davis Web Site

Thelonious Monk
The Official Thelonius Monk Website

Stan Kenton
Stan Kenton Collection at the University of North Texas

Maynard Ferguson
Maynard Ferguson Collection at the University of North Texas



Jazz at Lincoln Center
promoting the concert series and much more

PBS: Jazz
A page promoting the Ken Burns film
John Roache's Ragtime MIDI Library, featuring ragtime, stride,
and novelty piano

Jazz Standards, Jazz History, Musicology, Biographies and Books
"Preserving jazz history by documenting the origins of the standards," lists 1,000 standards and provides detailed information on the top 100

Noal Cohen's Jazz History Web Site
with discographies of selected jazz artists, links, and more

Photographs from the Golden Age of Jazz
from the Library of Congress

The Online Discographical Project
A growing discography of 78s organized by recording label.


A jazz blog from Italy with many excellent links to video and sound clips and current news about jazz musicians and performances.
This blog offers profiles of leading jazz artists, including information about book and recording releases that relate to the different artists.

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