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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.
Latest Jazz News:
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
New faces and online community
NPR JAZZ: www.NPRJazz.org
National Public Radio’s Web Site
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.
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
Jazz Lead Sheet Primer:
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/
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D., is an industry innovator, educator, clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many music and education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator in higher education, he made the move into industry in 2018.
As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in many capacities during his tenure including Professor of music, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Associate/Assistant Chair of Music and Fine Arts, Director of Jazz Studies.
He finished his tenure at the college as the Director of Bands, where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Band, and various smaller ensembles. He continues to guest direct bands, consult with music programs, and adjudicate ensembles and programs today.
He has been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association, a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries.
He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, SBO, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications.
He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website: jpisano.com.