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Jazz musicians -- United States

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View Resource Louis Armstrong Discography: Celebrating a Century of Satch 1901-2001

Satchography! Whether or not you agree with Ken Burns (and many others) that Louis Armstrong is the font of jazz and modern American music, you have to appreciate the effort and care that have gone into this site. Fans, researchers, and casual listeners can use the site to access comprehensive information on Armstrong's recordings, sessions, and the composers. These are collected in seven sections...

http://michaelminn.net/discographies/armstrong/
View Resource Duke Ellington

This site pays homage to one of America's most prestigious and creative composers, Duke Ellington. Offering an introduction to the many accomplishments of Mr. Ellington's career, which lasted over fifty years, is quite challenging, but the site serves as a nice introduction, particularly for younger students. Divided into five sections, users may want to start with the short biographical essay...

http://www.dukeellington.com/
View Resource Fats Waller Forever Digital Exhibit

Born in Harlem in 1904, Thomas Wright Waller would become one of jazz's most renowned pianists, along with composing some of its most memorable compositions, including "Ain't Misbehavin" and "Honeysuckle Rose." This online exhibit, produced by the Institute for Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, features recordings and photographs of Fats Waller in his prime. Also, as users navigate through the...

http://newarkwww.rutgers.edu/ijs/fw/fatsmain.htm
View Resource John Coltrane

This visually-appealing and musically-enhanced site serves as the official John Coltrane site, developed by the John Coltrane Foundation as a home for information about one of the most influential jazz musicians of the past century. Over his brilliant music career, Coltrane was responsible for creating many albums that have become jazz standards, such as "My Favorite Things," "Africa Brass," Giant...

https://www.johncoltrane.com/
View Resource Jazz Roots

Focusing primarily on the first thirty years of jazz, this site offers a nice introduction to the development of the idiom, along with information about the various musicians and composers who contributed to this truly American art form. This site was developed as a labor of love by Tom Morgan, a radio producer and host of a well-regarded jazz show in New Orleans. Visitors unacquainted with the...

http://www.jass.com/
View Resource Two on Dave Brubeck

Born in California in 1920, Dave Brubeck has been an icon of jazz music for over five decades, and shows few signs of slowing down as he continues to perform and compose. The first site for consideration here was designed to complement a television program produced for PBS that explored Brubeck's life and contributions to jazz throughout the second half of the twentieth century. The production...

http://www.pbs.org/brubeck/
View Resource Jazz Old Time Online

For fans of jazz, the Jazz Old Time site will be a fun way to listen to few well-known chestnuts from the early days of this musical idiom. Of course, those who don't know much about jazz will appreciate listening to a few new artists as well. The site features over 18,000 songs in the public domain, and visitors can browse through the selections by artists or take a look at a few sample...

http://www.jazz-on-line.com//lastacquired.htm
View Resource Red Hot Jazz Archive (Last reviewed in the Scout Report on May 9, 1997)

When we last reviewed the Red Hot Jazz Archive in the spring of 1997, the site was pretty hot, and it has continued to heat up over the past decade or so. The Archive is primarily concerned with documenting the world of early jazzmen, so visitors will find ample information on Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Kid Ory, Bunk Johnson, and many others. Visitors can start their journey through the site by...

http://www.redhotjazz.com/
View Resource Hamilton College: Jazz Archives

Under the direction of Monk Rowe, Hamilton College has built an amazing collection of interviews with jazz musicians, arrangers, writers, and critics. The college started collecting all of these interviews back in 1995, and since that time they have interviewed over 300 people. First-time visitors will note that each interview includes an audio file of the conversation, a photograph of the...

https://www.hamilton.edu/campuslife/arts-at-hamilton/jazzarc...
View Resource Riverwalk Jazz

If you love jazz, you'll love the Riverwalk Jazz radio program's website. With two round-the-clock streams of music, the site features over 4,000 song performances, 350 radio programs, dozens of guest profiles, and the tune stylings of the Jim Cullum Jazz Band. The shows cover topics that include the Harlem Renaissance, New Orleans, the Birth of Swing, and the Blues Queens. Visitors can click on...

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http://riverwalkjazz.stanford.edu/home