A number of people have been asking me to refer them to online Jazz Resources or Jazz Resources for Teachers that are able to be found or used online with their students. I have a number of posts on MusTech.Net related to this topic, but some are older and somewhat dated. To address this, I’ve put together a fair-sized list of current resources that can be used in variety of ways and am detailing them in this post. I have included a number of categories and may continue to add to this post as I have time:

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1. Jazz Magazines/Blogs/Sites
2. Jazz Interactive Resources
3. Jazz Resources for Improvisation
4. Jazz Genre Playlists via Spotify

Jazz Magazines/Blogs/Sites:

EJazzNews: Longtime Jazz News Website; now Facebook Page
URL: https://www.facebook.com/ejazznews/

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NPR Jazz: Explore Jazz through the lens of the National Public Radar:
URL: https://npr.org/music/generes/jazz

National Public Radio Jazz

JazzCorner: Jazz Community – A portal for hundreds of jazz musicians and related websites – a great exploration resource!
URL: https://www.jazzcorner.com/

Jazz Corner Picture of Website

Jazz At Lincoln Center: Information, Livestreams, Education Center, & Great Jazz Blog
URL: https://Jazz.org/blog

Picture of Jazz at Lincoln Center

JazzTimes: Longtime Jazz Magazine – reviews, audio/video, blog, etc.
URL: https://jazztimes.com/

JazzWorld: Explore artists, their music, and network.
URL: http://jazzworld.com

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Jazz Education Newtork (JEN): A professional educator & musician network with a lot of good jazz resources and articles
URL: https://jazzednet.org/educator-resources/music-business/

Jazz Ed Network


Interactive Learning Websites:

National Geographic: The history of jazz with interactive maps and more
URL: https:// https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/geography-jazz/

Interactive Music Map: Explore the genre of Jazz and other music genres via this cool map
URL: https://musicmap.info

Ken Burns Jazz on PBS: Explore the Video/DVD series and many related teaching resources 
URL: https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/jazz

Jazz Glossary @ Columbia.EDU: Clickable Jazz Glossary with more information (multimedia index)
URL: http://URL: ccnmtl.columbia.edu/projects/jazzglossary/archives.html

Jazz Index and Glossary of Terms

A Passion For Jazz: The History of Jazz, Educational Links, and more.

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Smithsonian Jazz: Excellent educational resource for jazz enthusiasts and classes
URL: https://americanhistory.si.edu/smithsonian-jazz/education

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Jazz In America (Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz) : Interactive Jazz website with slightly outdated technology, but still VERY USEFUL lessons!
URL: http://jazzinamerica.org

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Jazz Birthday Calendar: Find out what Jazz Greats were born on your birthday or today

Picture of Jazz Birthdays

Jazz Standards.com: AMAZING RESOURCE! Watch, Listen, and Learn Jazz Standards with “tons” of explorable info about each standard 
URL:  https://jazzstandards.com

Jazz Resources Related to Improvisation and Learning Improvisation:

Jazz Chord Voicings (Piano): Lessons and Instruction on how to voice jazz chords 
URL: http://www.thejazzpianosite.com/jazz-piano-lessons/jazz-chord-voicings/

Jazz Scale Theory

Jazz Scale Theory:16 scales for jazz 
URL: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/blog/the-16-most-important-scales-in-jazz/

Bob Keller: How to play from a lead sheet (PDF)

Jamey Abersold’s “Red Book” -Free: It’s been free for a long time, and it is amazing (most of us grew up with this book in our cases)
URL: http://jazzbooks.com/jazz/FQBK

MUSIC INDY: Step-by-StepMethods for Teaching Jazz Improvisation
URL: https://www.classicalmusicindy.org/a-step-by-step-method-for-teaching-jazz-improvisation/

Vic Firth: Jazz Set Rhythms (video)
URL: https://vicfirth.zildjian.com/education/jazz-rhythm-section-101.html

Tommy Igoe -Grove Essentials: A MUST HAVE for set drummers 
URL: https://zildjian.com/media/wysiwyg/education/groove-essentials/VicFirth_GrooveEssentials2017.pdf

Talking Bass.Net: How to walk  (or crawl) the bass:
URL:  https://www.talkingbass.net/simple-walking-bass-line-for-jazz-beginners/

Jazz Piano Site: How to Comp Jazz Piano
URL:  http://www.thejazzpianosite.com/jazz-piano-lessons/jazz-chord-voicings/how-to-comp/

PlayJazzNow: Beginners Guide To Improvisation
URL:  http://www.playjazznow.com/improvintro/

Jazz Guitar Lessons: The Ultimate Guide to Jazz Guitar and Comping
URL:  https://www.jazzguitarlessons.net/blog/ultimate-guide-jazz-guitar-chords

Jazz Guitar Chords

Jazz Genre Albums on Spotify:

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