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Jazz - America's Classical Music!

What is Jazz?

Listen to Dr. Billy Taylor, noted jazz pianist, historian, and educator, as he shares glimpses of his extensive knowledge of jazz music from its roots in the African-American slavery experience, through the early days of ragtime, and onward through swing, bop, and progressive jazz.

After you take the lecture, bebop by some of these other swingin' spots:

All About Jazz
A magazine for Jazz fans by Jazz fans.
All-Music Guide to Jazz
A Comprehensive Database of Music -- Then and Now.
American Jazz Museum (at 18th and Vine)
Dedicated to the memory of the nameless and unremembered men and women whose daring, endurance, and commitment to African American self-sufficiency made 18th and Vine the vibrant center of jazz, swing and Bebop in Kansas City and the world.
The Blue Note
Jazz Capital of the World
Cab Calloway Orchestra
The official homepage of the Cab Calloway Orchestra (CCO). In addition to information on the CCO, the site includes a comprehensive collection of information on the great Cab Calloway. The site is maintained by C. Calloway Brooks, grandson of Cab Calloway and director of the CCO.
Chicago Jazz Archive
A collection of the University of Chicago's Regenstein Library.
DCjazz
Washington DC's Online Jazz Community
Dominican Republic Jazz Festival
DownBeat.com
The Duke Ellington Society (TDES, Inc.)
Celebrating 100 Years of Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington's Washington
Ella Fitzgerald
The First Lady of Song
  • Farewell to Ella (April 25, 1918 - June 15, 1996) - Jazz Central Station's tribute to Ella Fitzgerald.
  • Great Lady...Grand Duchess of Jazz - Jazz Roots Rhythms, Los Angeles Times award winning tribute to Ella Fitzgerald.
Evening Melancholy
Jazz and Vocal Ballads from the 1930s Forward
Harlem.org
Explore the history of jazz through the most significant portrait taken in the 20th century. It was "A Great Day in Harlem."
The History of Jazz (HyperMusic)
InterJazz: The Internet Jazz Plaza
International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) (SameDayMusic.com)
A voluntary non-profit organization, with a mission to ensure the continued growth and development of jazz through education and outreach. IAJE serves 8,000 members in 40 countries.
JAZZ - A Film By Ken Burns
A ten-part epic series airs on PBS beginning January 8, 2001.
Jazzbeat
Jazz books, education material, lessons, CD's & DVD's and other products created by various enthusiasts and practitioners from around the globe.
Jazz in Cincy with Doc B
The official website of Friday Night Jazz in downtown Cincinnati.
Jazz Corner
More than 100 individual websites for jazz musicians and organizations.
Jazz Festivals
The Jazz Foundation of America
Helping Musicians In Need
Jazz Guide
Over 1,000 Jazz Gems
Jazz it Up!
The first Internet based TV news series that gives a direct look into the American originated music art form... Jazz.
Jazz at Lincoln Center
The world’s largest not-for-profit arts organization committed to promoting the appreciation and understanding of jazz through performance, education, and preservation.
Jazz Mississippi
Jazz Record Mart
The world's largest Jazz and Blues Record Store
Jazz Online
Jazz on the Tube
The Internet's jazz video search engine
Jazz Piano Lessons
Your source for free jazz lessons online.
Jazz Profiles (NPR)
Hosted by Nancy Wilson, this National Public Radio series profiles the legends and legacy of Jazz.
Jazz Radio
  • All That Jazz Radio (Marbella, Spain)
    Brian Parker's Internet Jazz Radio Station
  • Barcelona Jazz Radio (Spain)
  • Blue Note Live
  • Darnell's Black Radio Guide: Jazz and Blues
    A collective guide to Jazz Internet radio stations around the world, with radio formats catering to the Black/Urban/African American market.
  • ejazz.fm (London, Great Britain)
    A unique website offering the dedicated jazz fan an ever growing catalogue of the best jazz.
  • Jazz24.org (Pacific Public Media)
    World Class Jazz
  • JAZZFM
    Smooth Jazz and Classical Soul from London, UK
  • JAZZ.FM91 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
    CJRT-FM 91.7
  • JJazz.Net (Japan)
    Japan Jazz Network
  • KANU 91.5 FM (Kansas City, MO)
    Public Radio from the University of Kansas
  • KCSM 91.1 FM (San Mateo, CA)
    Jazz 91, the Bay Area's Jazz Station (The San Mateo County Community College District at the College of San Mateo)
  • KKJZ 88.1 FM (Long Beach, CA)
    California State University
  • KNTU 88.1 FM (Denton, TX)
    University of North Texas
  • KNUV 91.5 FM (Las Vegas, NV)
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Listener-supported NPR jazz station in southern Nevada.
  • KPLU 88.5 FM (Tacoma, WA)
    News, Jazz and Blues from Pacific Lutheran University
  • KUVO 89.3 FM (Denver, CO)
    Denver Educational Broadcasting - jazz89 KUVO Public Radio
  • WBGO 88.3 FM (Newark, NJ)
    Newark Public Radio, Inc.
  • WCLK 91.9 FM (Atlanta, GA)
    Clark Atlanta University
  • WEAA 88.9 FM (Baltimore, MD)
    Morgan State University - The Voice of the Community - Jazz and News (Weekdays)
  • WNUA 95.5 FM (Chicago, IL)
    Smooth Jazz and home of the Ramsey Lewis Morning Show
  • WNUR 89.3 FM (Chicago, IL)
    Northwestern University
  • WRFG 89.3 FM (Atlanta, GA)
    Radio Free Georgia
  • WRTI 90.1 FM (Philadelphia, PA)
    Temple University
  • WTJU 91.1 FM (Charlottesville, VA)
    University of Virginia
  • WVAS 90.7 FM (Montgomery, AL)
    Alabama State University
  • WWOZ 90.7 FM (New Orleans, LA)
    The authentic New Orleans and Louisiana roots music resource.
The Jazz Review
JazzWorld.Com
Jerry Jazz Musician
A counterculture world of music, art, ideas, gifts, and mid-twentieth century America
John Coltrane (Official Website)
Louis Armstrong House Museum (Corona, New York)
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem (New York, NY)
Bringing the joy of jazz to any and all curious people.
NPR Jazz
Randy Hunter Jazz
Smithsonian Jazz
A Jazz portal intended to preserve and promote one of America's greatest art forms - Jazz
The Traneumentary
Celebrating the Artistry & Recordings of John Coltrane

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Updated August 1, 2015
Donald L. Hinson, Jr.