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The American Jazz Institute is a non-profit organization that aims to "advance and promote jazz around the world." They maintain a repertory orchestra to play both new and archival material, house archival material (both sound recordings and scores) and make jazz works available for research and publication. Website includes access to their newsletter, information about upcoming events and links to related sites.
A New York City historical landmark and a museum open for guided tours.
Excerpts from over five hours of interviews with pianist and composer Dave Brubeck (1920-2012) and his wife Iola, including searchable transcripts. Organized by Brubeck's alma mater, University of the Pacific.
The Chicago Jazz Archive is housed in the Special Collections Research Center at the University of Chicago Library. Includes links to various jazz research tools (bibliographies, indexes, etc.) with an emphasis on Chicago jazz, a bibliography/discography related to the history of Hyde Park jazz clubs and recordings made there and an extensive bibliography of sources related to Chigago's jazz scene during and after the Great Migration. Also provides details on how to access the Archive and quick links to other relevant internet resources.
Formerly the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. Founded in 1986 in memory of Monk by his family and others, the mission of the Institute is to identify & train a new generation of jazz musicians. Every year it holds a competition for young jazz artists in various disciplines, distributing prizes including college scholarships & recording contracts.
Finding list to the collection of jazz pianist, bandleader & composer who ended his career in Oakland, Ca. Contains papers, correspondence, compositions & realia (including Hines’ collection of cufflinks). In addition to material of biographical interest, also includes at least 9 cartons of charts (i.e. parts for arrangements) used by Hines’ various ensembles.
Louisiana curatorial and manuscript collection begun by General and Mrs. L. Kelmper Williams. Includes sheet music.
The Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers State University is "the largest and most comprehensive library and archive of jazz and jazz-related materials in the world." Though only a sampling of their collection has been digitized, this website includes a comprehensive list of their archive, which includes music, photos, history, instruments and memorabilia. Website also offers information about viewing the collection and current exhibits.
An organization dedicated to preserving the history and future of jazz and to promote jazz to the public.
Where to find jazz musicians in the movies. Valuable news & info section, extensive lists of jazz documentaries, feature films, and shorts.
Finding aid for the papers of the American composer, saxophonist and producer (1925-2008), housed at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Music Division. Includes correspondence and documents from Columbia Records, photographs and scores.
Finding aid for the papers of the composer, trumpeter and bandleader (1913-2008), housed at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Music Division. Includes scores (mostly big band arrangements), correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks and other personal documents.
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem houses an archive of photos, videos, and music (including the Savory Collection) that relate to New York-centered jazz greats including Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, and Billie Holiday, among others. The Museum also seeks to continue Harlem's jazz legacy by offering a range of educational and community events open to the public; further information on these programs is provided on the museum's website.
Graduate of the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, Mr. O’Farrill, son of the late Cuban composer-arranger Chico O’Farrill, is the founder of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra and leader of the Chico O’Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, two of NYC’s most prominent Latin-jazz orchestras. He was 2008 Grammy Winner for “Best Latin jazz album” for “Song for Chico.”
Since its opening in 1961, Preservation Hall (726 St. Peter Street, in the French Quarter of New Orleans) has provided a venue for performances of New Orleans style jazz both by its house band (The Preservation Hall Jazz Band) and other visiting musicians. Website includes infromation about the nightly performances at the Hall, details about its educational programs, and a link to its blog.
Since 1979 this Newark, NJ public radio station has served listeners with quality, award-winning jazz programming.