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Music: Jazz

Resources to enhance your study of music.

Archives, Articles, and Music

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The University of Chicago Library-  Maintained by the University of Chicago Library, this archive contains materials documenting the history of jazz in Chicago.

The Jazz Loft Project-  Maintained by the Center of Documentary Studies at Duke University, this project focuses an extensive collection of photograph and recordings of jazz musicians created by W. Eugene Smith, a celebrated photographer at Life Magazine.

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NPR Music-  NPR's collection of Marian McPartland's interviews with prominent jazz musicians.


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The Hamilton Jazz Archive - A collection of videotaped interviews with jazz musicians, arrangers, writers and critics.


Jazz Corner-  A collection of official websites of jazz musicians and organizations.

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The William Russell Jazz Collection, from the Historic New Orleans Collection, is a collection of archival documents that remark on the development of jazz.

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The National Museum of American History’s Jazz Collections & Archives contains documents that preserve America’s diverse musical traditions.  

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The Jazz Archive at Duke University acquires, preserves, and makes available unique materials that document jazz's historical and ongoing significance.

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The Savory Collection is a series of off the radio recordings of jazz musicians.

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Check out the audio and video archive of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

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The New Public Library's Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project provides videos of some of the interviews conducted for the project. 

Ken Burns' Jazz, Part I


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Jazz Academy-  Home of the educational initiatives of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Books About Jazz

Jazz Ebooks