Curated from MusTech.Net – by Dr. Joseph M. Pisano –
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
EJazzNews: Longtime Jazz News Website; now Facebook Page
NPR Jazz: Explore Jazz through the lens of the National Public Radar:
JazzCorner: Jazz Community – A portal for hundreds of jazz musicians and related websites – a great exploration resource!
Jazz At Lincoln Center: Information, Livestreams, Education Center, & Great Jazz Blog
JazzTimes: Longtime Jazz Magazine – reviews, audio/video, blog, etc.
JazzWorld: Explore artists, their music, and network.
Jazz Education Newtork (JEN): A professional educator & musician network with a lot of good jazz resources and articles
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
Ken Burns Jazz on PBS: Explore the Video/DVD series and many related teaching resources
Jazz Glossary @ Columbia.EDU: Clickable Jazz Glossary with more information (multimedia index)
URL: http://URL: ccnmtl.columbia.edu/projects/jazzglossary/archives.html
A Passion For Jazz: The History of Jazz, Educational Links, and more.
Smithsonian Jazz: Excellent educational resource for jazz enthusiasts and classes
Jazz In America (Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz) : Interactive Jazz website with slightly outdated technology, but still VERY USEFUL lessons!
Jazz Birthday Calendar: Find out what Jazz Greats were born on your birthday or today
Jazz Standards.com: AMAZING RESOURCE! Watch, Listen, and Learn Jazz Standards with “tons” of explorable info about each standard
Jazz Chord Voicings (Piano): Lessons and Instruction on how to voice jazz chords
Jazz Scale Theory:16 scales for 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)
MUSIC INDY: Step-by-StepMethods for Teaching Jazz Improvisation
Vic Firth: Jazz Set Rhythms (video)
Tommy Igoe -Grove Essentials: A MUST HAVE for set drummers
Talking Bass.Net: How to walk (or crawl) the bass:
Jazz Piano Site: How to Comp Jazz Piano
PlayJazzNow: Beginners Guide To Improvisation
Jazz Guitar Lessons: The Ultimate Guide to Jazz Guitar and Comping