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Below are links to some excellent websites covering news, gig listings, research and more:
Jazz Update Weekly Newsletter
View, or sign up to Chris Neil’s marvellous weekly listing of jazz gigs.
Jazz on the Tube
Jazz on the Tube is a huge collection of annotated and indexed online collection of jazz videos online.
The Louis Armstrong House Museum
The historic New York landmark and home of ‘The Shakespeare of Jazz’ – currently digitizing all of its collections!
The National Jazz Archive
The National Jazz Archive’s vision is to ensure that the rich tangible cultural heritage of jazz is safeguarded for future generations of enthusiasts, professionals and researchers.
Fillius Jazz Archive
The `Fillius Jazz Archive, based in Hamilton College New York State was set up in 1995 and is rich in unique videotaped interviews with jazz icons – musicians, arrangers, writers and critics. A treasure-trove for researchers and fans alike.
Daily Jazz Gazette
Celebrating both the outstanding Mosaic album reissue catalogues (in their superb boxed sets) and a fund of news and debate from the world of jazz!
Germany’s Darmstadt Institute is Europe’s largest public jazz archive – and they also publish most of their articles in English – so do check in on their site regularly for all the latest jazz news!
WICN is Jazz + for New England. Bringing you NPR News and Jazz every day, plus Blues, Soul, Bluegrass, Americana, Folk, New Age and Latin Jazz in the evenings.
The Duke Ellington Society UK
The Duke Ellington Society UK’s (DESUK’s) purpose is to further the study, appreciation and dissemination of the music of Edward Kennedy ‘Duke’ Ellington.
Jazz on Film
The site founded and managed by Joe Spibey provides the most comprehensive view of jazz musicians in the movies to date.
The National Youth Jazz Orchestra
The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) is a charity, whose mission is to promote jazz as an exciting, engaging and inspirational art form through world-class performances and education work.
Hi 4 Head Records
The ground-breaking contemporary jazz label piloted by producer Nick Dart and featuring many of Britain and America’s most exciting and challenging performers.
Sandy Brown Jazz
Sandy Brown grew up in Edinburgh and became one of the foremost British Jazz clarinet players and a leading acoustic engineer. Together with Edinburgh trumpeter Al Fairweather, they created the music of McJazz. Sandy died in 1975 leaving a rich musical legacy. Sandy and Al pushed traditional jazz into ‘mainstream’, a bridge between classic and modern jazz. This website provides a similar ‘bridge’ with articles, features and a monthly online magazine about all aspects of jazz.