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:
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
-Straight from the site
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.