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  • Red Hot Jazz Archive    A history of jazz before 1930 offering RealAudio files as well as biographies, discographies, and a flexography covering early jazz musicians and bands such as Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Bennie Moten and Jack Teagarden.

  • Allison Miner: A Cultural Legacy  Cofounder of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, a Jewish woman honored with a traditional jazz funeral for her work promoting, managing and recording previously obscure musicians such as the Mardi Gras Indians of the African American social clubs and pianist Professor Longhair. Biography and links.

  • America's Jazz Heritage  A partnership between the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund and the Smithsonian Institution.

  • BackWaterBlues in Search of Bessie Smith  Information on biography of the artist written by Sara Grimes and published in 2002. Photos, Louis Armstrong audio, reviews, extensive excerpts, where to find the book, reviews by scholars, artists and music industry readers.

  • Chicago Jazz Archive  Lots of jazz links, with information and resources for jazz research.

  • The Clarinet In Jazz Since 1945  Biographical and disco graphical information on a long list of notable jazz clarinetists, including links to other sites.

  • Club Kaycee  A sound and sight archive from the library of the Kansas City campus of the University of Missouri.

  • Cootie's Jazz  The story of jazz told through its 101 most representative records, with detailed commentaries, and user feedback.

  • Dixieland and Jazz Overview  Jazz History, with information about jazz and blues artists and bands.

  • Forgotten Tenor  Information on the documentary film about the lives of several musicians.

  • Great Day in Harlem  Click on Art Kane's August 1958 photograph of 57 jazz musicians for names of those pictured, or browse by timeline, instrument, or style. Link to the Jean Bach documentary of the shoot, online sales of the photo originally published in Esquire magazine.

  • HiFido  Name stands for High Fidelity Digitalization Online, a project offering both free printable sheet music downloads and RealAudio files from the University of Chicago Jazz Archives, based on recordings from about 1910 through 1940.

  • Hot Jazz Site  A brief history of early New Orleans jazz, musician biographies, and audio links.

  • International Jazz Day  Holiday created for jazz enthusiasts to celebrate and pay homage to the music they love and to the musicians, past and present, who sustain it. Includes a history of the first 60 years of jazz.

  • The Jazz Archive  Jazz archive, photos, and vintage records are displayed. A historic jazz calendar is included.

  • Music Wav Files Jazz jazz and music 1920's America listen to soft jazz music

  • Jazz Around Midnight  The history of Jazz and The Blues

  • The Jazz Files  Guide to musicians who made great jazz in the 1950s including Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Chet Baker, Art Blakey and Cannonball Adderly. Biographical articles with photos, discographies, and links.

  • Jazz Greats  The music and history of eight great jazz musicians: Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Sonny Rollins, and Thelonious Monk. Maintained by a fan, Eric McKean Allen of Arizona.

  • Jazz, Hot and Cold  Atlantic Monthly Article, June, 1955, by the well known Opera and Stage writer, Arnold Sundgaard, is an essay and brief history of Jazz.

  • Jazz Roots  Roots of Jazz web site designed by the award winning music author, Tom Morgan. Lavishly illustrated, Jazz Roots features profiles of many prejazz African American songsters.

  • Jazz: You Like It  This site has many useful articles on Jazz History, and the people who have made Jazz what it is today. The site is very informative about the linking of Jazz and Blues music history.

  • Kansas City Jazz  Loose collection of pages devoted to Count Basie, Jay McShann, Charlie Parker, Don Byas, and Bennie Moten, with a page for the modern Basie band under Grover Mitchell. Photos, link to ring.

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  • Music and You Jazz History  This is a brief historical essay on the history of Creoles in New Orleans, and their influence on Jazz

  • New Orleans Music and Music History  Site contains topics on, The Origins of Jazz, Jazz in New Orleans, Second Line, and The New Orleans Jazz Century. Also good articles about, Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, and Louis Armstrong.

  • A Passion for Jazz!  Music commentary, history and education including photo gallery, festivals, music teacher locator, virtual piano chords and Jazz MIDI files archive.

  • Schizophrenia Studio history of jazz  A short history of 'Jazz' from the late 1800's thru the 1950's. This page has a link to the Schizophrenia Studio containing many modern 'Real Audio Files'.

  • Smithsonian Jazz  Jazz portal offering audio, video and text relating to giants such as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Carter, and Louis Armstrong. Find history resources from National Museum of American History including performances, oral histories, artists, videos, portraits and concert program notes.

  • 'The Jazz book' by JoachimErnst Berendt  An essay about German author Joachim Ernst Berendt, and review of his book, 'The Jazz book'.

  • Verve Music Group  Jazz Ed  Offers a tool to help learn about the various jazz styles and their historical significance. A systematic guide to the evolution of jazz and important recordings that exemplify the periods and artists associated with each style.

  • What is Jazz?  Four lectures on jazz history by Dr. Billy Taylor.

  • World of Gramophones  Downloads of historic recordings from cylinders and 78s as well as online sales of gramophones and recordings.

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