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The Jazz in America project was created by The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz. Click below to visit our and Sponsors' websites as well as our recommendations of further jazz educational sites.


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Jazz Education Links
spacer A Passion for Jazz!  Focuses on jazz education and jazz history, with scale and chord charts, photos, and festival directory
spacer All About Jazz  Jazz biographies, timeline, CD reviews, current news, humor, building a jazz library, and more
spacer DownBeat Magazine  Includes monthly "Woodshed" and "Jazz on Campus" columns
spacer Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Inc.  Jazz education materials (books, videos, play-along recordings), summer jazz workshop info, jazz forum, etc.
spacer Jazz  Encyclopedia article from Wikipedia including jazz's characteristics, origins, and history
spacer Jazz at Lincoln Center  Online classes, weekly conversations with Wynton Marsalis, and concerts from the Jazz at Lincoln Center archives
spacer Jazz Corner  A comprehensive jazz calendar and bulletin board, plus more than 200 jazz musician and organization websites
spacer Jazz Lead Sheets, Trancriptions, Practice Tools, Jazz History, and More  Accurate downloadable jazz lead sheets and transcriptions, play-alongs, videos, jazz history, piano/bass/drums/guitar tutelage, and more.
spacer Jazz Standards  Everything you wanted to know and more about jazz standards, including a ranked list of and information about the 1000 most-frequently recorded tunes
spacer Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns  A wealth of jazz information including jazz classroom activites for K through 12 under the heading "Jazz Kids"
spacer JazzTimes Magazine  Features jazz news, music reviews, discussion forums, festival listings, merchandise, and contests
spacer Musical Playgrounds for Kids: The History of Jazz Music  Links to multiple jazz resource websites regarding the history of jazz, jazz education, jazz societies, and more.
spacer NPR Jazz  National Public Radio's jazz website; includes jazz education info (tune snippetts, discographies, book and CD reviews, jazz radio stations, on-line listening, etc.)
spacer Schomburg Center Video Oral History Gallery  Video interviews with major jazz artists
spacer Smithsonian Jazz Oral Histories  Oral histories of NEA Jazz Masters
spacer William P. Gottlieb Collection of Jazz Photographs  A collection of Gottlieb's jazz photographs, annotated contact prints, selected published prints, and more


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