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The Jazz in America project was created by The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. Click below to visit our Partners' and Sponsors' websites as well as our recommendations of further jazz educational sites.


Educational Partners
spacer Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Inc.  Jazz education materials (books, videos, play-along recordings), summer jazz workshop info, jazz forum, etc.

Sponsors
spacer A440 Violin Shop  Chicago-based string instrument dealer specializing in sales, repairs, restoration, and rentals.
spacer Hall Piano Company  Southern Louisiana's premier establishment for piano sales and service and the exclusive Steinway & Sons dealer for Louisiana.
spacer Naperville Music  Pianos, all musical instruments, sales, rentals, lessons, repairs, and more serving the greater Chicago area.
spacer National Endowment for the Arts  
spacer National Endowment for the Humanities  
spacer U.S. Department of Education  

Jazz Education Links
spacer A Passion for Jazz!  Focuses on jazz education and jazz history, with scale and chord charts, photos, and festival directory
spacer All About Jazz  Jazz biographies, timeline, CD reviews, current news, humor, building a jazz library, and more
spacer Down Beat Jazz Education 101  Overview of jazz history including descriptions and representative artists of each style
spacer Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Inc.  Jazz education materials (books, videos, play-along recordings), summer jazz workshop info, jazz forum, etc.
spacer Jazz  Encyclopedia article from Wikipedia including jazz's characteristics, origins, and history
spacer Jazz Corner  A comprehensive jazz calendar and bulletin board, plus more than 200 jazz musician and organization web sites
spacer Jazz Lead Sheets, Trancriptions, Practice Tools, Jazz History, and More  Accurate downloadable jazz lead sheets and transcriptions, play-alongs, videos, jazz history, piano/bass/drums/guitar tutelage, and more.
spacer Jazz Standards  Everything you wanted to know and more about jazz standards including a list of and information about the 1000 most-frequently recorded tunes
spacer Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns  A wealth of jazz information including jazz classroom activites for K through 12 under the heading "Jazz Kids"
spacer Mississippi Rag  Feature stories on contemporary and legendary giants of traditional jazz and ragtime; includes links to further jazz education sites
spacer NPR Jazz  National Public Radio's jazz website; includes jazz education info (tune snippetts, discographies, book and CD reviews, jazz radio stations, on-line listening, etc.)
spacer Red Hot Jazz  Jazz history before 1930 - biographies, tune snippets, films, etc.
spacer Schomburg Center Video Oral History Gallery  Video interviews with major jazz artists
spacer Smithsonian Jazz Oral Histories  Oral histories of NEA Jazz Masters
spacer Sounds of Timeless Jazz  Interviews, feature stories, label and company profiles, concert listings, webcasts, and jazz lifestyle information; changes monthly
spacer William P. Gottlieb Collection of Jazz Photographs  A collection of Gottlieb's jazz photographs, annotated contact prints, selected published prints, and related articles from Down Beat magazine from 1938 to 48


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