Music Reference Resources - Jazz
The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition, edited by Kernfeld (2002).
Ref. ML102 .J3 N48 2002 vs.1-3 Music Library and Tutt Library
Articles on artists of the United States and abroad, jazz terms and movements. Some articles include bibliographies and selected recordings. Concludes with bibliographies, discographies, and a calendar of births and deaths. Scholarly approach. Superseded by its inclusion in Groves Music Online.
The Oxford Companion to Jazz, edited by Kirchner (2000).
Ref. ML3507 .O94 2000 Music Library and Tutt Library
A collection of essays on jazz by the authorities. Contains a selected bibliography.
The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz, by Feather and Gitler (1999).
Ref. ML102 .J3 F39 1999 Music Library and Tutt Library
Biographies are written in terse, informative style. Includes musicians born in the nineteenth century to those in their twenties at the time of the Encyclopedia’s publishing.
Jazz Research and Performance Materials: A Select Annotated Bibliography,
by Meadows (1995).
Ref. ML 128 .J3 M33 1995 Tutt Library
Provides sources for reference materials, biographies, discographies, technical materials and transcriptions, and videos. Includes author and subject indexes.
The Blues-A Bibliographical Guide, by Hurt, Eagles, and Howorth (1989)
Ref. ML128 .B49 H3 1989 Tutt Library
Includes sources on music, poetry, culture, biographies, instruction, films, research, etc. Author, title indexes of songs.
Grove Music Online , Oxford University Press (2004).
Based on The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Grove Music Online is enhanced by the electronic capability of sound files, 3D illustrations, links to external internet sources, and frequent updating of material. Other articles, from specialist dictionaries such as The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition, are now available via a link from Grove Music Online’s primary article.
Jazz and Blues,
from the University of Washington Music Library portal (1998).
Presents comprehensive exploration of jazz: people (biographies and discographies), labels, charts, and other jazz resources. Includes some blues sites. Last updated August 2004.
Online version of Down Beat magazine, the well-know jazz publication. Provides message boards, DB Radio, a database of artists, articles from the magazine, international festival information. Searchable.
A History of Jazz Before 1930-Red Hot Jazz Archive, maintained by Alexander.
Dedicated to the beginnings of jazz, from its birth “sometime around 1895 in New Orleans” through 1930. Includes searchable collections of brief biographies of musicians and audio files of original recordings. Provides essay, filmographies, photographs, and discographies.
Jazz/Blues Archives, Collections & Museums, from the Joseph Regenstein Library at the University of Chicago, last updated April 2004.
A list of “links to institutions which have jazz and blues archives or significant collections of jazz and blues materials.” In alphabetical order by the hosting institution.
University of North Texas Music Library: Jazz Research Portal, maintained by Arnold, last updated May 2004.
Annotated links to jazz metasites, artists, history, academic programs, archives, online journals.