Jazz Resources Online

Please Note: This is an old article and will be revised soon as a number of links are no longer working.  JMP 10/2008

There are many [tag]jazz[/tag] [tag]resources[/tag] available online ranging from radio stations to jazz [tag]theory[/tag] primers.  Below is a list of many of the sites, I find useful.  Let me know if you have any others you use frequently or like.   Almost of the sites that I have listed are [tag]free[/tag] to use personally and within the classroom.

                               ~J. Pisano

Latest Jazz News:

ejazznews: http://ejazznews.com
CD Reviews and Charts lists

Jazz at Lincoln Center: http://www.jalc.org/
Education, News and Resources

Jazz Times: www.JazzTimes.com
Magazine and Articles

Jazz Corner: http://www.jazzcorner.com/index.html
Great resources listing current artists, interviews and online collaboration

Jazz Connect.com: http://www.jazzconnect.com/
Latest News about the musicians and their music. Includes information about competitions

Jazz Police: http://www.jazzpolice.com
Live jazz guides and venue information

JazzWorld.com: http://jazzworld.com
New faces and online community

NPR JAZZ: www.NPRJazz.org
National Public Radio’s Web Site

SmoothViews: http://www.smoothviews.com
Magazine devoted to smooth jazz artists and fans

Interactive Learning Sites:

PBS Kids Jazz Site: http://pbskids.org/jazz
Interactive site for kids

Ken Burns Jazz Site: http://pbs.org/jazz
Great Site full of good information (I wish they would fix some of the broken links!)

The Jazz Glossary: http://www.menc.org/guides/jazz/Glossary.html
Learn terms like “lick” and groove”

A Passion for Jazz: http://apassion4jazz.net
Great site for learning about the history of jazz.  Also includes extensive articles related to jazz

Smithsonian Jazz: http://www.smithsonianjazz.org/
Jazz history resources from National Museum of American History

Jazz in America: http://www.jazzinamerica.org
A complete curriculum for teaching jazz in grade school, middle school, and high school. Includes lesson plans and online examples

Jazz Birthdays: http://www.isi.edu/~brian/jazz/birthdays.html
A list complied by Brian Tung containing the birth dates of many of the jazz greats.

JazzStandards.com: http://www.jazzstandards.com
Preserving jazz history by documenting the origins of the standards. Excellent RESOURCE!

Jazz Piano Chords & Scales: http://www.apassion4jazz.net/keys.html
Online Chord Builder/Solfeggio

Wholenote.com: http://www.wholenote.com/basics/stable.asp
Scale Theory

Jazz Lead Sheet Primer:
http://www.cs.hmc.edu/~keller/jazz/improvisor/LeadsheetNotation.pdf
Bob Keller’s “Impro-Visor”

All That Jazz: http://www.wtv-zone.com/jazz/index.html
Midi Files for popular jazz tunes

Bob Keller’s Jazz Page: http://www.cs.hmc.edu/~keller/jazz.html#Calculators
GREAT RESOURCE of Jazz Links

Jazz Radio Online:

KJAZZ 88.1 Long Beach, CA: http://www.jazzandblues.org/index.aspx

WBGO 88.3 Newark, NJ: http://www.wbgo.org/listennow/

WFCR 88.5 Amherst, MA: http://www.wfcr.org/

KSBR 88.5: http://www.ksbr.net/webcast.html#

KUVO 89.3 Denver, CO: http://www.kuvo.org/

SaxFM: http://www.saxfm.com/sax/saxfm.asx

Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.
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