Jazz Links

I plan to add to the list as I come across sites of interest. Drop me a line if you hit any broken links.

Michael Fitzgerald’s Links This is a pretty decent place to start. It has plenty of information on his website including Chronology of Art Blakey, Jazz Musician Pseudonyms, Muslim Names In Jazz, Lennox School of Jazz, check out the "Other Real Interesting Stuff" links - there's a ton of stuff there and I’ve tried to minimize duplication

Jazz Advertisements in African-America Newspapers - Franz Hoffmann as compiled ads of jazz gigs from newspapers such as the New York Amsterdam Times, Chicago Defender, New York Age, Pittsburg Courier. Spans from the early 1900s - 60s. 

Jazz Archives

Hamilton College Jazz Archive excerpts from their extensive oral history collection have been published in Tales from Jazz Legends. Full transcripts are on the archive website.
Institute of Jazz Studies - the largest jazz archive on this planet. Get out to Newark, NJ and check it out.
LA Jazz Institute - Now the home of Jack Goodwin's Warne Marsh collection. 
Center for Black Music Research -


Jazz Archeology - Jan Evensmo's Discography/Solography site featuring the work of players such as Clyde Hart, Edmond Hall, Benny Carter, Earl Coleman, Charlie Christian, Leo Parker, Jack Washington, Coleman Hawkins, Buck Clayton and many, many more!
JazzDiscography.com - lots of discographies
NewYork Downtown Scene (and other Miscellaneous Discographies)

Journals & Magazines

Current Research in Jazz open access journal publishing peer-reviewed articles of jazz research.
Critical Studies In Improvisation - open access, peer reviewed journal. 
The Jazz Review Magazine - the entire run of this short-lived magazine (1958-1961) is now up online.
Journal of Jazz Studies - open access, peer reviewed online journal published by the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers. Formerly the print journal Annual Review of Jazz Studies.
Pointof Departure - free online magazine published quarterly. 


WKCR - Columbia University Radio features epic birthday/memorial marathon broadcasts, Bird Flight, Out to Lunch, Traditions in Swing, the Musicians Show, Jazz Profiles. 
WBGO - Make sure you tune in to both of the channels - regular programming on 88.3 and the Jazz Bee channel featuring emerging artists.
KUNM-  - My friend Mark Weber takes care of business on Thursday’s at noon (MT) via the University of New Mexico’s station. Be sure to check out Mark's blog.
WNUR-  - Northwestern University’s radio station in Evanston, IL 
Phil Schapp Archive - Plenty of Phil’s shows from WKCR (Bird Flight, Birthday Broadcasts etc) are archived here
Taran’s Free Jazz Hour  - There are some nice interviews here.
New Jazz Archive - Plenty of archived shows.


Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet - Podcasts featuring music and readings from the archives of Paul Motian.
5049 Records - Jeremiah Cymerman's Podcast informal 
The Jazz Session  - Jason Crane's podcast over 400 episodes
A Noise from the Deep  - Dave Douglas podcast
We Insist! Jazz Speaks Out - A four-part series on WBGO featuring Marcus Strickland, Terrance Blanchard, Randy Weston and Robin Kelley.
The Prestige Rudy Van Gelder Remaster Series - A seven-part series with Van Gelder talking about some of the sessions he did for Prestige.

Artist Specific Pages

Miles Ahead - mostly discographical information on Miles Davis and Charlie Parker.
The Warne Marsh Information Site - excellent discography.
Bird Lives - one for the Charlie Parker fans.


Jazz for Mostly  - Mark Weber's page features his thoughts on jazz and reminiscences from his days in L.A. Features great photos - particularly of the scenes in L.A, Albuquerque and NYC. The Mark Weber Jazz Collection 1970-2005 is housed at UCLA 
NZ Jazz - Aleisha Ward delves into the history of jazz in New Zealand.
Jazz Local 32 - John Fenton blog focussed on the scene in Auckland (and particularly the CJC). Plenty of photos and videos from the gigs.

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