Jazz, blues and world music related links :: organizations
International Bluegrass Music Museum The only museum of its kind in the world and dedicated to the world's bluegrass music
24 Seven Artist Development Management and bookings for Javon Jackson, Kenny Barron, Sphere and Stefon Harris. Downloadable photos and biographies.
A Jazz Improvisation Primer, by Marc Sabatella Detailed online course in jazz improvisation with pages in history, theory, and practical advice on playing in a group.
Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops Includes on-line application, schedule, workshop information, links, and contact.
All That Jazz, Inc. Independent record promotion for NAC/Smooth Jazz music. Lots of links, photos, interviews and music news.
America's Best High School Jazz Competition Prominent jazz composers, arrangers, and educators assist in adjudicating, and providing a critique to each high school band. Contains registration, application, judges, clinicians, and contact information.
American Jazz Museum Celebrates Kansas City's jazz heritage with informational displays and interactive exhibits. Includes hours, fees, membership details, map and directions.
American Pianists Association (APA) The mission is to discover, promote and advance the careers of world-class, classical and jazz pianists, who are citizens of the United States between the ages of 18 and 30, through competitions, performance tours and educational programs.
Amherst College Amherst, MA, US Offers a major in music with a concentration in jazz. Ensembles, combos, calendar, courses, faculty, and events.
Appalachian State University Boone, NC, US Profile of jazz studies director, admission requirements, outline of courses.
B.H. Hopper Management Germany Site include information about represented artists, projects, and tour offers.
Bennett Morgan and Associates, Ltd. Represents artists such as George Shearing, Ramsey Lewis, Monty Alexander, Tierney Sutton, Ann Hampton Callaway and Eartha Kitt. Information, news, and contact.
Birch Creek Music Summer music school and concert venue located on Wisconsin's Door County peninsula. Provides information on student admissions, jazz and orchestra programs, academy sessions, concerts, tickets, news, and links.
Brent D. Stuntzner's Jazz Guitar Site A jazz guitar site featuring transcriptions of solos. Formats include standard notation, TAB, MIDI, and Jam Tracks.
Cahl's Juke Joint A music blog with reflections about jazz, blues and rock music.
California Brazil Camp Offers a week-long study of Brazilian music, percussion, and dance in the California Redwoods. Instructors include Curtis Pierre, Airto Moreira, and Jorge Alabe for percussion, Javino Santo Neto-ensemble studies, and Harvey Wainapel for saxophone. Contains overview, programs, and contact information.
Caltera School Berwyn, IL, US Jeremy Callner and Jason Paterna offers studies in jazz improvisation, combos, ear training, and music business. Photos, email address.
Cathy Segal Garcia, jazz singer L.A. based jazz singer, recording artist, educator, and composer. Provides reviews, teaching techniques, biography, and links.
Centrum's Bud Shank Jazz Workshop Offers jazz camp held in Port Townsend, Washington. Includes workshops, events, residencies, news, and contact page.
Chicago Center for the Performing Arts Offers private instrumental instruction including improvisation and combo playing.
Christian P?gand Productions Represents Jazz and World music artists: site includes biographies, discographies, and concert schedule. Based in France.
Cityfolk Education Annual artist-in-residence program located SW Ohio, USA. Provides information for schedules, membership, volunteers, and workshops.
Company of Heaven Represents European and American artists. Offices in Austria. Website includes performers' biographies, schedules, and booking information.
Dixieland Jazz Offers Louis Armstrong transcriptions, improvisation lessons, and 'Band in a Box' songs.
Dordogne Jazz Summer School, France An Annual residential jazz summer school in south west France. Information on tutors, location and cost.
East Carolina University Greenville, NC, US Offers bachelor's degree majoring in jazz. Courses include jazz vocals as well as instrumental performance, history, arranging and composition. Calendar, audition requirements.
Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL, US Offers Bachelor of Music with jazz studies major. Detailed online handbook outlines audition and admission procedures, courses offered, and description of ensembles and facilities.
Eastman School of Music Rochester, NY, US Courses and four-year degrees available in jazz and contemporary media studies at the University of Rochester. Audition and admissions procedures.
Florida State University Tallahassee, FL, US Offers bachelor's degree, master's degree, and certificate program in jazz studies, with instruction on rhythm section and combo work, composition and arranging, engineering, recording, MIDI, and the business of music. Faculty profiles with photos.
Florida State University Trombone Studio Led by Dr. John Drew and located in Tallahassee, Florida. Includes biography, news and events, photographs, list of students, gallery, links, and contact information.
Frank DeMiero Jazz Camp Information on the summer jazz camp held in Lynnwood, Washington.
Friends of Big Band Jazz A non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Big Band Jazz, supporting the Mike Vax Jazz Orchestra and the Mike Vax Big Band.
Gert Rude Music Marketing Specializes in national jazz and experimental radio marketing and tracking. Includes services covering music business consultation and personalized web page design for musicians and independent music small business.
Graystone International Jazz Museum Exhibits artifacts related to jazz and its performers: provides information regarding membership, current events, and jazz history. Located in Detroit, Michigan.
Guitar Lesson World by Patrick McFarlane Progressive series of 50 guitar lessons for the improvising musician, including soloing and comping.
Hal Galper Articles on Forward Motion Jazz pianist Hal Galper explains his theory on Forward Motion in jazz music.
Hayward La Honda Music Camp Camp located in La Honda, CA devoted to the development of musicianship for students' grades 6-12. Offers program agenda, courses, master classes, recreation, registration, and application.
I Was Doing All Right A jazz trumpet player's journey with musical and technical development, featuring ear training tools and improvisation tips.
Illawarra Jazz Club Australian, non-profit organisation whose aim is to promote jazz and have lots of fun.
Improvised Communications Promotion of independent creative improvised music. CD and Event Promotion, Content Development, Graphic Design, Consulting
Indiana University Offers bachelor's and master's degrees in jazz studies. Courses offered, faculty profiles, notable jazz alumni listed by instrument.
International Association of Jazz Educators IAJE publishes the Jazz Educators Journal, sponsors an annual conference, produces awards for outstanding artists, provides scholarships, commissions artists and composers, trains teachers, offers workshops, and helps support jazz festivals.
International Association of Jazz Record Collectors Dedicated to the promotion of jazz recordings and jazz history, the IAJRC maintains a searchable catalog and lending library. The association also publishes a quarterly journal and holds an annual convention.
International Association of Schools of Jazz Netherlands Organisation of institutions engaged in the teaching of jazz on a regular basis.
International Music Camp Offers cultural study events for children, and adults including music, dance, and visual arts. Contains information about classes, conductors, dates, fees, and performances.
International Music Network Offers artist representation, concerts and tour bookings for bands of Jazz, World music, and Latin. Offices in Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA.
Interplay Jazz Camp, Beverly Mass USA Annual jazz camp with yoga and Tai chi flavor.
JPJazz Entertainment Group Provides live music for weddings, parties, special events and club gigs in the San Francisco bay area. Specializes in Jazz, Blues, R&B and Classical ensembles. Offices in California, USA.
Jan's Jazz Page Jan Nilsson offers free downloads of jazz standards for jazz practice. MIDI and Cakewalk files. Band-in-a-Box styles downloadable as well.
Jazclass with Michael Furstner A basic primer on jazz improvisation using chord root tones and chord guide tones.
Jazz Arranging Tutorial Web-based instruction in jazz ensemble writing. Based on charts for the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Lab Band. Offered by Alabama State music professor Doug Bristol.
Jazz Composers Collective A musician-run, non-profit organization dedicated to presenting original music by forward-thinking composers. The Collective presents a concert series in New York City and publishes a newsletter.
Jazz Connections, Inc. Summer Jazz Workshop, in residence at the MSU Preparatory Center for the Arts, Upper Montclair, NJ. Focus is on theory, improvisation, ensembles, and concerts.
Jazz Corner Features more than 150 musicians and Jazz organizations.
Jazz Course UK Educator Rob Hall offers advanced summer workshops in Edinburgh, and beginning and intermediate programs in Glasgow and Cambridge. Curriculum, venue, news.
Jazz Guitar Group FAQ The official Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) site for the Yahoo Jazz Guitar Group (YJGG). An Archive containg charts, MIDI files, tunes, etc.
Jazz Guitar Improvisation in One Lesson Jazz guitar online diagrams outline limits of classical jazz harmony in major with improvisation options. More than isolated chords or single key area map. No previous theory required.
Jazz Impact Institute Bassist, educator, and NEA grant recipient Harvey Gold, Ph.D., presents seminars with his jazz sextet to teach corporate employees how to handle change.
Jazz Resource Center Systematic approach to piano voicings and scales as well as transcriptions.
Jazz Summer School in Gascony Combines practical jazz music making, wine, and food. Set in Southwest France.
Jazz Summer Schools in Cuba and the Mediterranean Clive Fenner's Jazz Summer Schools - the Mediterranean Jazz School in the south of France, and the Cuban Jazz School in Havana. Jazz education for students of all experience and improvisation levels.
Jazz Vermont - Big Band Camp for Adults Annually held in Stratton Mountain, Vermont, offering a Big Band camp where you can live the life of a musician and nothing else for 5 1/2 days. Includes schedule, Q & A, comments, and contact page.
Jazz at Lincoln Center New York based organization led by artistic director Wynton Marsalis. Includes recordings, broadcasts and performance schedule for the resident Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, information on guest performers and educational programs
Jazz at Lincoln Center: Jazz Education Not-for-profit arts organization committed to promoting the appreciation and understanding of jazz through performance, education, and preservation. Contains information about concerts, workshops, jazz talk, contact, and performance.
Jazz for the Unhip Basic facts about jazz for Generation Y as explained by Britney Spears. Instruction on instrumentation, improvisation, and well-known artists with photographs and links to audio files.
Jazz in America Thelonious Monk Jazz Institute offers public school-based jazz education programs for young people around the world. Contains timeline, resources, jazz images, important firsts, glossary, links, and sound samples.
Jazz in Motion An organisation by and for Dutch jazz musician playing progressive jazz. The English-language site features homepages for musicians like Yuri Honing, Tony Overwater, Maarten Ornstein and Joost Lijbaart.
Jazz theory and Improvisation by Pete Thomas Online tutorials and resources on jazz theory, saxophone playing and composition by UK recording musician Pete Thomas.
Jazz workshop at Frensham A two-week workshop for all levels, and a masterclass for teachers-to-be with Yochk'o Seffer. Part of the 6th Musical Summer of Frensham Heights in Surrey UK.
Jazz'halo Belgian organization promoting modern jazz music. Produces quarterly magazine, CD recordings, concerts.
JazzLab The JazzLab is a project comprising live gigs, open mics, jam sessions and workshops. It takes place monthly in the town of Southend on Sea in S.E. Essex, UK
Jazzcamp West Provides an annual, eight day intensive jazz education and performance program for adults and older teens; takes place in La Honda, California. Offers guest artist residence, fees/enrollment links, schedule, history, and brochure.
Jazzmasters Workshop Non-profit organization providing free jazz education to school children in California and other states. Mentors, FAQ, contributions.
Jeff Helgesen's Home Page Features tens of jazz trumpet solos transcriptions. (PDF format). Includes Dorham, Hubbard, Fagerquist, Baker and other trumpettists.
Jim Wadsworth Productions All-service entertainment company. Primary focus is on Jazz, Folk and World Music artists.
Joan Wildman: Articles on Jazz Improvisation Some articles about improv and harmony by a professor at the University of Wisconsin. Also, soundclips, examples and links to other jazz sites.
Juilliard Institute for Jazz Studies Established in 1991 at the noted conservatory at Lincoln Center in New York City, a tuition-free two-year diploma program open by selective audition.
LVanHart Artist Productions Representing Jazz musicians Steve Wilson, Terell Stafford, Ray Vega, Paul Bollenback, and Steve Davis.
Lafayette Summer Music Workshop Held in Lafayette, CA. Offers schedule, application, photos, and Big Band seminar.
Leeds Jazz Platform for jazz musicians of international standing. Includes concert dates, ticket information and links.
Lex Valk An accomplished bass player living in Houston, Texas, specializing in jazz, and classical music. Lex is available for seminars, and musical engagements, and plays professionally with The Lex Valk Trio.
Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts Summer Camps For beginning, intermediate, and advanced students up to 17 years of age. Instrumental, theory and vocal programs.
Maine Jazz Camp Since 1979, this camp has been introducing jazz to students from all over Maine and beyond. Offers program types, faculty, curriculum, application, and general information.
Malaspina University Nanaimo, BC, Canada Two-year diploma program from institution also offering bachelor's degree in classical music. Faculty, admissions, careers, and links.
Mammoth Lakes Jazz Camp Program for ages 13 to 17 held each July in conjunction with the jazz festival at Sacramento, California.
Manhattan School of Music Offers training in contemporary music, and jazz. Includes faculty and staff information, requirements, contact information, and pre-screening procedures.
McGill University: Jazz Area Jazz program in Montreal, Canada. Includes curriculum, upcoming events, big bands and combos, and faculty qualifications.
Michael Reavey Music Offers live Classical and Jazz and for weddings, private parties, corporate engagements, and other special events. Located in Ohio, USA.
Michele Weir, A jazz musician, arranger, and educator who has served on the music faculty of several universities, and has an extensive clinic schedule. Provides biography, arranging, teaching, and performing techniques, schedule, and contact.
Mike Williamson Music Productions Provides artists for live music shows, corporate events, casinos, festivals and tour groups.
Music Information Centre Norway was established under the name of Norwegian Music Information Centre in 1979. The founding was initiated by the Norwegian Society of Composers and the Norwegian Cultural Council
NEJA - New England Jazz Alliance NEJA promotes jazz in New England and has created the New England Jazz Hall of Fame, a travelling roadshow in search of a permanent home. The organization is a resource for area performances and outreach programs.
National Jazz Museum in Harlem Details about the history and future of this museum.
National Music Camp of Canada A band, orchestra, Jazz, and music theater camp (ages 9 - 19) located in Orillia. Contains general information, location, testimonials, faculty, news, photos, fees, and contact.
New Music Agency Jazz promotion company located in Sofia, Bulgaria.
New Orleans Jazz Club Group founded in 1948 to preserve traditional jazz publishes Second Line magazine and presents concerts and events.
New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Preserves the origins, early history, development and progression of jazz: includes information on facilities and programs.
New School Jazz and Contemporary Music Program The jazz program at this New York City university offers BFA degrees in jazz performance as well as composition and arranging. Offers FAQs and downloadable application form.
Normandy Jazz Summer Workshop Five day summer workshop for jazz players in northern France.
North Texas Trombone Department The trombone studio at UNT has over sixty students. Information includes a calendar of events, student news, and guest artist information.
Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ, US Offers three big bands, four combos, four sections of jazz improvisation, and six sections of jazz history, jazz pedagogy for music educators, and jazz arranging.
Oberlin Conservatory of Music Oberlin, OH, US Offers four-year degrees concentrating in jazz composition and performance with required courses in classical theory and history. Faculty, curriculum, artist residences, notable jazz alumni, and news.
Panagency Switzerland Representing Randy Crawford, Jestofunk, Marla Glen, and Johnny Clegg.
Pasadena Jazz Institute Concert schedule, educational programs, history, and booking.
Potomac River Jazz Club A non-profit society devoted to preserving, encouraging and promoting the playing of traditional /dixieland / ragtime jazz.
Ralph Peterson Features drumming sound bites, discography, itinerary, reviews, workshops, biography, and clinic information.
Rutgers University Master's degree program in jazz history and research utilizes the large collection of books, images and audio records kept at the Institute of Jazz Studies, a part of the university library system established in 1952. Course listing, online participation, thesis requirement.
School of Improvised Music SIM is a core group of musicians committed to creating an affordable school for emerging performers. Has information describing the faculty and staff, workshop series, private lessons, off-site clinics, and contact.
Sheila Mathis Enterprises Booking agent for pianist/vocalist Shirley Horn as well as Sheila Jordon, Nat Adderly and LaVerne Butler. History, references.
SoYouWanna Learn About Jazz? Full length article discusses the fundamentals of jazz appreciation, including history, styles, and personalities.
Sonoma State University Jazz Concentration Offers a four-year degree program in the field of jazz. Includes music majors, calendar, faculty, scholarships, and music admissions.
Stanford Jazz Workshop Summer jazz workshop in Stanford, California, offers programs for beginner and advanced students and a summer camp for children between the ages of 12-17.
Swing 'N Jazz V The Commission Project enables successful musicians to give back to education. Provides announcements, schedule of workshops, past highlights, and contact information.
Swing and Jump Blues Guitar Matthieu Brandt, a guitarist from Amsterdam, Netherlands, offers detailed progressive lessons. Topics include chords, riffs, comping, turnarounds, and timing.
Tekkno Base Production Based in Germany. Website includes a list of represented artists, audio samples, and tour information.
Tennessee Technological University Trombone Studio Offers admission and audition procedures, syllabus, and calendar with links to programs and ensembles for tuba, trumpet and brass studies in general.
The Banff Centre a Canadian learning centre dedicated to the arts, leadership development, and mountain culture. The Centre hosts an International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music and the Hugh Fraser Jazz Orchestra Workshop.
The Brubeck Institute at the University of the Pacific Offering fellowships, jazz camp, summer jazz colony, and jazz archives for developing artists. Includes news, contact, programs, calendar, sponsors, special events, and staff biographies.
The Entertainment Agency Specializes in providing Jazz bands, piano bar entertainers, pub entertainers, lounge bands, and show revues from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.
The Jazz Camp Part of the Interprovincial Music Camp in Campbellville, Ontario. Includes resident faculty, sign up, the facilities, rates dates, and links to music camps.
The Jazz Factory Jazz workshops that take place on a regular basis in the Wiltshire, UK town of Bradford on Avon.
The Jazz School Berkeley, CA, US Non-profit school for all ages. Admissions and courses offered.
The Jazz Workshop Rickmansworth, UK An informal co-operative venture run by musicians for musicians in the South East Buckinghamshire/South West Hertfordshire area of the UK.
The Olympia Jazz Initiative OJI initiates programs which nurture and promote the understanding and appreciation of jazz and its heritage, provides leadership for educational outreach programs, assists teachers and practitioners with information and resources, and provides learning opportunities through performance and jazz education.
The Oxford Jazz Agency Provides Jazz music for events.
The Soundsation Jazz Camp Lynnwood, WA Information on this camp, its staff, its history, and registration.
The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Primarily contains information about the institute and its educational programs but also includes some background on Monk himself.
The University Of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab Home for a study program founded by Dr. Kent Kidwell in 1974. Includes information about staff and activities.
The University of Kansas - Department of Music and Dance The KU Jazz Studies program offers performance, and academic components, including three big bands, two vocal jazz ensembles, seven combos, and classes in arranging, improvisation, jazz history, and American popular music.
The Victorian Jazz Club Australia-based organization promoting jazz bands and individual musicians. Features mp3s and event links.
The Youth Jazz Ensemble of Dupage An Illinois community big band made of high school students. Features recordings, event calendar, photos.
Todd Urban This site offers information on up-coming performances and recordings by pianist/bassist Todd Urban. Contact and lesson information is also available. Lesson concept explained.
Tritone Jazz Camp This jazz camp offers adult jazz players and singers the opportunity to learn and play in a friendly environment, supported by a faculty of caring, supportive, professional jazz musicians and educators. Current camp locations include Rochester, NY and Baileys Harbor, WI
Truro College Truro, Cornwall, UK Offers bachelor degree in contemporary world jazz studies in cooperation with the University of Plymouth. Map, course and instructor details.
UNC Jazz Studies University of Northern Colorado Jazz Studies Program. Contains press, studies, faculty, events, Jazz festival, and contact information.
Umbria Jazz Clinics Berklee College Summer School in Perugia, Italy.
University of Alberta Summer Jazz Camp Offers an annual summer jazz camp . Includes information about the educators, registration, schedule, and audition placement.
University of Miami Offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in jazz performance, composition and pedagogy. Program summaries, curricula, faculty profiles.
University of Michigan Department of Jazz Includes improvisation Studies, composition, dance, theory, musicology, and performing arts technology. Provides admissions, students, faculty, alumni, events, and resources.
University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz, Austria Offering bachelor's and master's degrees majoring in instrumental and vocal performance, arranging and composition. Studio photos and technical specifications, faculty profiles.
University of Nebraska Trombone Studio Dr. Scott Anderson is Associate Professor of Trombone at the University of Nebraska. Includes photos, biography, links and resources, alumni news, performances, and Adobe Acrobat PDF files for The Nebraskan's Guide to the Trombone.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Music Department Offers a Minor degree in Jazz Studies with courses in jazz history, improvisation, theory, and arranging. Contains calendars, events, workshops, graduate program, faculty, music library, and links.
University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL, US Offers undergraduate music degrees including a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies. Detailed faculty profiles including performance and educational qualifications, performance calendar, news, facilities, instrumental and vocal ensembles.
University of North Texas Significant center for big band jazz offering bachelor's and master's degrees, awarded first college degree in jazz in 1949. Recordings available from One O'Clock Lab Band, alumni news, calendar of events, audition procedures.
University of Oregon School of Music Offering a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies. Official homepage with events, courses ensembles, and degree information.
University of South Carolina Trombone Studio Located in Columbia, South Carolina and led by Dr. Brad Edwards. Includes "Trombone Tips," recommended recordings, links, all-state auditions, and details about the USC School of Music.
University of South Florida Trombone Studio Led by Professor Tom Brantley in Tampa, Florida, the USF Trombone Studio Homepage features photographs, Windows Media sound clips, links, calendar of events, and a special members only area.
University of Southern Maine - Jazz Studies Offers a Bachelor of Music in performance with a Jazz studies concentration. Jazz Artists in Residence, faculty, general information, auditions/admissions, events, and USM music news.
University of Texas at Austin Trombone Studio Information on the trombone choir, jazz ensemble, and the studio.
University of Toledo Jazz Studies Music department homepage includes audition dates, scholarship information, degree programs, faculty, facilities, groups and ensembles, and contact.
University of Washington Jazz Workshop A week long jazz workshop geared to high school jazz students
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Jazz Studies Offers undergraduate and graduate degrees with emphasis in jazz studies from faculty playing trombone, saxophone, trumpet, bass and percussion.
VT Summer Music Camp Offers camp for band, jazz band, and chamber ensembles for Rising 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th Graders. Includes application form, musical activities, recreational activities, fees, and housing.
Vocal Jazz Workshops - Fionna Duncan - Scotland UK Vocal workshops in Edinburgh, Glasgow and elsewhere. International tutors.
WOU/Mel Brown Jazz Workshop Western Oregon University presents Mel Brown's jazz workshop. Contains information on workshop philosophy, concerts, faculty, daily schedule, sign-up, and cost.
William Paterson University Wayne, NJ, US Emphasis on small-group playing with faculty composed of professional performers from the New York area. Auditioning, faculty, curriculum, and admissions.
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Summer Jazz Workshop Young musicians are invited to expand their musical horizons with ten days of learning and playing opportunities with a faculty of dedicated jazz artists.
Yellowstone Instrumental Jazz Camp This camp features large and small jazz ensemble instruction. Provides faculty information, audition requirements, camp application, schedule, and location.
speakingjazz.com This website presents a new, highly effective and comprehensive phrase-based approach to jazz improvisation, with an emphasis on the language of bebop.
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