Jazz

Find recordings, printed music, books, and articles on all aspects of jazz.

Media

Streaming audio

These databases provide access to thousands of jazz releases.  Note that a small number of tracks are not available in the United States.

[S.l.] : Naxos Digital Services Ltd.
Stanford Libraries » Online resource » eResource
A mobile app is available for this database.
[Alexandria, VA] : Alexander Street Press
Stanford Libraries » Online resource » eResource

On DVD

Jazz DVDs in the Music LIbrary include the Jazz Icons series, as well as other performances. See also, Ken Burns:

[Washington, D.C.?] : PBS DVD ; Burbank, CA : distributed by Warner Home Video, c2000.
Music Library » Recordings » MDVD 3 EPISODE 1

Jazz discographies

West Vancouver, B.C. : Lord Music Reference, c2006.
Stanford Libraries » Online resource » eResource
General discography of all categories of recorded jazz, from 1896 to today. Covers all categories of jazz and other creative improvised music, including Traditional, Swing, Bop, Modern, Avant-Garde, Fusion, Third Stream, etc.

Many jazz discographies are available in print in the Archve of Recorded Sound.  A few are also available onlline. Search in SearchWorks, or browse titles here:

  1. Jean-Pierre Jackson. 2015

  2. Tom Lord. 2004

Jazz CDs--new arrivals

All circulating jazz recordings may be searched in the SearchWorks catalog.

  1. Miles Davis & John Coltrane. 2018

  2. Miles Davis Quintet. 2016

  3. Miles Davis Quintet. 2011

  4. Miles Davis Quintet. 2013

  5. the Dave Brubeck Quartet. 1988

  6. Dave Brubeck. 1999

Printed music

Note that scores for jazz solos are shelved with other solo repertoire for individual instruments.

 

Browse the stacks:

M 1366 Jazz ensembles
M 1630.18 Jazz fake books
MT 68 .A334 Jamey Aebersold Play-A-Long series

 

The Aebersold Play-A-Long series numbers over 100 volumes, and have an accompanying CD.

 

Reference works

[Oxford, England] : Oxford University Press
Stanford Libraries » Online resource » eResource
Begin your research by reading the article on JAZZ in the New Grove Dictionary, part of Oxford Music Online.

In the Reference Room:

2nd ed. New York : Grove's Dictionaries Inc., 2002.
Music Library » Reference » ML102 .J3 N53 2002 V.1
Rev. and updated [ed.]. London : Virgin in association with Muze UK Ltd., 2004.
Music Library » Reference » ML102 .J3 V57 2004
3rd ed. New York : Routledge, 2006.
Music Library » Reference » ML128 .J3 M34 2005
London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2010.
Archive of Recorded Sound » Reference » ML156.4 .J3 M67 2010
1st ed. New York : Pantheon Books, c2010.
Music Library » Reference » ML102 .J3 F75 2010
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004.
Music Library » Reference » ML102 .J3 J46 2004 V.1

Many jazz discographies are available in print in the Archve of Recorded Sound.  A few are also available onlline. Search in SearchWorks, or browse titles here:

  1. Jean-Pierre Jackson. 2015

  2. Tom Lord. 2004

Books and articles

Browse the stacks:

ML 3505- General histories
ML3518 Big bands, dance bands
ML 3561 Jazz in America
MT 68 Improvisation and arrangement


Use the indexes listed on the databases and indexes page to find articles on jazz.

Browse a list of jazz periodicals here

Browse new jazz books:

Archival collections

Most collections are located in the Archive of Recorded Sound.

Web resources

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