Jazz Resources Online

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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

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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is an industry innovator, education clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many 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 at Grove City College, he made the move into industry in 2018.  As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in various roles over his tenure including the Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Assistant and Associate Chairs of Music and Music and Fine Arts, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Director of Jazz Studies, Stage Manager, and he finished his tenure as the Director of Bands where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Bands, and various small ensembles.

He 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, 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.

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