Photos, Lists, and Resources
2011: A Year in Reviews
Some of the best reviews and interviews from jazz.about.com in 2012.
Five Jazz Albums Inspired by Electronic Music
Five jazz albums that invite electronic music into the traditionally acoustic jazz setting.
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.
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.
Free Jazz and Free Improvisation - Free Jazz and Free Improvisation User...
Users respond the our comparison of free jazz to free improvisation.
Jazz and Pop Music
A discussion of the health of jazz music, and where it falls in relation to popular music.
Photo Gallery: 2010 Undead JazzFest
The 2010 Undead JazzFest in pictures.
Valentine's Day List: Five Jazz Songs About Lost Love
Below are five classic jazz songs about lost love.
Valetine's Day List: Five Jazz Songs About Love
Below are five classic jazz songs about love:
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Keep abrest of jazz news, read features on artists and recordings, and reviews of albums and concerts in this printed and online jazz 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.
Biography of jazz.about guest author James Hall.
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.'
Guest Author: Doug Detrick
A brief introduction to Doug Detrick, guest author at Jazz.about.com.
A little about jazz guest author Jonathan Lindhorst.