Online Resources


All About Jazz – jazz history timeline and many other jazz resources.

DownBeat magazine – links to other jazz sites, artist interviews, bios, etc.

The Golden Age of Jazz – photographer William P. Gottlieb’s site, with a searchable archive of hundreds of photographs, select artist bios, and info on jazz history.

Grammy in the Schools – for students interested in the music industry, offers information on careers, schools, video interviews with top artists and links.

JAZZed – practical, hands-on information to help school and independent music educators teach jazz to high-school and college students.

Jazz Education Network – A membership organization for jazz fans, musicians and educators.  Site features include forums and Network with an Expert.

Jazz in America – offers jazz curriculum for grades 5, 8 and 11.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Education – provides a wide variety of teaching resources and distance learning programs.

Jazz Standards – jazz history, artist bios, a bookstore, and info on hundreds of jazz standards.

Ken Burns’ JAZZ – K-5, 5-8 and 6-12 lesson plans for incorporating jazz into all curricular areas.  Time lines, musician biographies and listening examples also included.

NEA Jazz in the Schools – a program by the National Endowment for the Arts.

NPR: Jazz – link to jazz stories, interviews, reviews and programs from National Public Radio.

PBSKids! – An interactive website where kids can explore the different instruments that make up a jazz band.  The site also includes musician biographies, an interactive time line and video interviews with professional jazz musicians.

Percussive Arts Society – includes online clinics, drum rudiments, conference information and more.

The Smithsonian Jazz Class – offers Jazz history, artist profiles and lesson plans.

Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz – education programs, an international student competition, a jazz resource library and more.


List partially compiled by the Jazz Arts Group, Columbus, Ohio.


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