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Red Hot Jazz Archive
History of jazz before 1930. Includes lists of bands, musicians, and films. Also includes brief biographies of jazz musicians with discographies and suggested readings.
Jazz: A History of America's Music
Companion website to the film series by Ken Burns. Includes timeline, biographies, and audio samples.
Collections and educational materials from the Smithsonian Institution. Includes transcripts of oral histories by jazz musicians.
Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns
Ten-part series tracing the history of jazz. Available online via Films on Demand.
Jazz Legends Live
This series presents key players in contemporary jazz music, performing at various locations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Available online via Films on Demand.
Recordings in the Library
Selected Books and E-books