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Photos, Lists, and Resources

Here you will find links to libraries and institutes dedicated to preserving jazz materials, as well as photo galleries, lists of classic albums, and even a blogroll of various jazz sites around the web.

John Scofield and His Uberjam Band
Photos from John Scofield's appearance with his Uberjam Band at The String Cheese Incident, North Plains, Oregon, August 4, 2013

2011: A Year in Reviews
Some of the best reviews and interviews from jazz.about.com in 2012.

Jazz and Pop Music
A discussion of the health of jazz music, and where it falls in relation to popular music.

Five Jazz Albums Inspired by Electronic Music
Five jazz albums that invite electronic music into the traditionally acoustic jazz setting.

Photo Gallery: 2010 Undead JazzFest
The 2010 Undead JazzFest in pictures.

Film Review: 'My Name is Albert Ayler'
A review of the film 'My Name is Albert Ayler,' about the avant garde saxophonist Albert Ayler's mysterious life and death.

Valentine's Day List: Five Jazz Songs About Lost Love
Below are five classic jazz songs about lost love.

A Great Day in Harlem - A Film about the Iconic Photograph
A review of the film 'A Great Day in Harlem,' which tells the story behind the iconic 1958 photo of the same name which shows 57 notable jazz musicians together on a Harlem stoop.

Valetine's Day List: Five Jazz Songs About Love
Below are five classic jazz songs about love:

Free Jazz and Free Improvisation - Free Jazz and Free Improvisation User...
Users respond the our comparison of free jazz to free improvisation.

Valentine's Day List: Five Depressing Jazz Songs
Below are five depressing jazz songs, for those aren't feeling cheerful and full of love on Valentine's Day.

Jazz Blogroll
A list of links to jazz music blogs.

Photo Gallery: NYC Winter Jazzfest 2010
Photos of artists from the 2010 NYC Winter Jazzfest.

Guide to the 52nd Grammy Awards for Jazz
A guide to the 52nd Grammy Awards for Jazz. The awards, which recognize albums released in 2009, will be presented on January 31st, 2010 at 8:00 pm Eastern Time on CBS. Below is a list of the nominees.

2009 Jazz Gift Guide
Below, in no particular order, are some gift ideas for jazz aficionados or budding jazz fans for the 2009 holiday season.

Ten Photos of Jazz Trumpeters
Jazz photographer Juan-Carlos Hernandez seeks to capture the vibrancy of jazz music in images. Here are pictures of ten of today's most cutting-edge jazz trumpeters, photographed while improvising.

Albums That Got You Into Jazz - Your Favorite Modern Jazz Albums
Users share their favorite modern jazz albums, or the albums that got them turned on to jazz music.

Jazz Instruments
A photo gallery featuring the instruments typically used in jazz music.

The State of Jazz
By some accounts, the jazz audience is slipping. On the other hand, jazz music is as vibrant as ever. Is the future of jazz bleak, or is the jazz world worry-free?

Jazz, the Reluctant Valetudinarian
A response to jazz writer Terry Teachout's article that claims the future of jazz is bleak.

Photos of Ten Top Jazz Saxophonists
Photos of ten top jazz saxophonists, courtesy of jazz photographer Juan-Carlos Hernandez

Jazz Internet Radio Stations
Resources for streaming and downloadable jazz on the internet.

Jazz Internet Radio
A list of jazz internet radio sites, with a brief profile of each.

Ten Jazz Biographies
Their music is inspiring, and their stories are captivating. Below are ten biographies of some of the most important figures in jazz. Read about the lives of ten legendary musicians whose talents were matched with personal struggles.

Jazz at Lincoln Center's Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame
Named for Nesuhi Ertegun, jazz educator, promoter, and producer, the Jazz Hall of Fame honors the legends of jazz. The space, located within the Frederick P. Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center (5th floor of the Time Warner Center at 69th St. and Broadway, New York City) features multimedia installations for jazz musicians, enthusiasts, and students.

All About Jazz
This page is a great resource for jazz news, artist profiles, and CD reviews.

Jazz.com
Managed by esteemed jazz historian Ted Gioia, Jazz.com contains an extensive encyclopedia of jazz artists past and present. It also presents news of what is happening in the jazz world, interviews with jazz musicians, and album reviews.

Smithsonian Jazz
Smithsonian Jazz is dedicated to educating people about the American jazz tradition through exhibitions, research fellowships, lectures, media, and a touring ensemble called the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra.

Jazz Times
Keep abrest of jazz news, read features on artists and recordings, and reviews of albums and concerts in this printed and online jazz magazine.

Downbeat Magazine
One of the oldest jazz publications, this online version of the magazine includes Downbeat archives, record reviews, features, and information on jazz education.

The Institute of Jazz Studies
The Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University is one of the leading archives of jazz recordings, photographs, books, periodicals, memorabilia, and other jazz research materials.

James Hall
Biography of jazz.about guest author James Hall.

6 Great Places To Hear Jazz Online
6 Great Places To Hear Jazz Online

Truly Terrible Album Covers, Part 1

Charlie Christenson
Biography of guest jazz writer Charlie Christenson

Jazz Piano in 2010
Out of all the great albums released in 2010 and reviewed on this site, those focusing on the piano represent the greatest percentage. The piano seems to be at the forefront of innovation, perhaps because the instrument s versatility makes it the easiest one with which to incorporate diverse styles. The list below consists of albums released in...

Response: A Debate Surrounding Randy Sandke's Book
A response to jazz journalist Howard Mandel's review of Randall Sandke's book 'Where the Dark and the Light Folks Meet: Race and the Mythology, Politics, and Business of Jazz.'

Jonathan Lindhorst
A little about jazz guest author Jonathan Lindhorst.

Guest Author: Doug Detrick
A brief introduction to Doug Detrick, guest author at Jazz.about.com.

Jazz at Lincoln Center's Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame
Named for Nesuhi Ertegun, jazz educator, promoter, and producer, the Jazz Hall of Fame honors the legends of jazz. The space, located within the Frederick P. Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center (5th floor of the Time Warner Center at 69th St. and Broadway, New York City) features multimedia installations for jazz musicians, enthusiasts, and students.

All About Jazz
This page is a great resource for jazz news, artist profiles, and CD reviews.

Jazz.com
Managed by esteemed jazz historian Ted Gioia, Jazz.com contains an extensive encyclopedia of jazz artists past and present. It also presents news of what is happening in the jazz world, interviews with jazz musicians, and album reviews.

Smithsonian Jazz
Smithsonian Jazz is dedicated to educating people about the American jazz tradition through exhibitions, research fellowships, lectures, media, and a touring ensemble called the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra.

Jazz Times
Keep abrest of jazz news, read features on artists and recordings, and reviews of albums and concerts in this printed and online jazz magazine.

Downbeat Magazine
One of the oldest jazz publications, this online version of the magazine includes Downbeat archives, record reviews, features, and information on jazz education.

The Institute of Jazz Studies
The Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University is one of the leading archives of jazz recordings, photographs, books, periodicals, memorabilia, and other jazz research materials.

Steely Dan
A gallery of Steely Dan performing in Portland, OR, August 13, 2013

5 Things About Buying A Jazz Stereo System
5 Things About Buying A Jazz Stereo System

Quartette Humain Photo Gallery
Photos of Quartette Humain, Vancouver, WA, August 25, 2013

Ernie Watts and New Stories
A photo gallery of Ernie Watts and New Stories

10 Famous Jazz Pianists
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Pianists

10 Famous Jazz Pianists
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Pianists

10 Famous Jazz Pianists
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Pianists

10 Famous Jazz Pianists
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Pianists

10 Famous Jazz Pianists
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Pianists

10 Famous Jazz Pianists
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Pianists

10 Famous Jazz Saxophonists
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Saxophonists

10 Famous Jazz Saxophonists
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Saxophonists

Diana Krall Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of Diana Krall's Glad Rag Doll concert, Pikes Peak Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 25, 2013

Maceo Parker, Bumbershoot, Seattle, August 31, 2013
A Photo Gallery of Maceo Parker

Hot 8 Brass Band Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of the Hot 8 Brass Band

John Medeski, PDX Jazz at the Mission Theater, October 20, 2013
A photo gallery of John Medeski's solo concert at PDX Jazz at the Mission Theater, October 20, 2023

Bill Frisell's Big Sur Quintet
A photo gallery of Bill Frisell's Big Sur Quintet

5 Great Charlie Parker Performances

Best Jazz Albums Of 2013
Best Jazz Albums Of 2013

Photo Gallery: The Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band Featuring Louis Hayes
Photo of drummer Louis Hayes, Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, Jimmy Mak's, Portland, OR, 12.11.13, PDX Jazz

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