Another Riff
Didn't know who those cats were whom
I mentioned on the home page?
New to jazz?
Here are a few sites and pictures to get you started.



Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis. Copyright: Herb Snitzer


  • All About Jazz.
    Site I most frequent. It has an entire section on what to do as a
    jazz novice and how to build a jazz library. A plethora of information
    at your fingertips.You can find out more about all the musicians
    pictured on this page.

  • Jazz Online.With original content and exclusive
    features that utilize interactive technologies,
    Jazz Online’s mission has always been
    to increase the visibility of jazz music.
    By presenting the music in a manner that is
    accessible and entertaining, Jazz Online attracts
    a diverse audience, ranging from the
    dedicated jazz fan to the avid music enthusiast
    seeking to broaden their musical
    spectrum.
    -Straight from the site


  • Dizzy Gillespie

  • All About Miles.

  • Johnny "Trane" Coltrane. His official site.

  • The great pianist Thelonious Monk.

    Louis Armstrong, copyright Herb Snitzer.
  • Satchmo. The wonderful world of Louis Armstrong.

  • I'm personally a huge fan of all the people mentioned throughout this
    site- I enjoy bebop and modal jazz the most, which both flourished
    in the 50s and 60s. PBS has an exceptional site outlining the
    historical progression of jazz from the 19th century to now.
    Features include an interactive map of jazz origins, biographies
    on dozens of key jazz musicians and sound clips galore.