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Jazz Appreciation Month

April is Jazz Appreciation Month!

jazz_logo_1Along with the many books about jazz music that feature criticisms, histories, and biographies in the library’s collection (which you can find by searching the Online Catalog) did you know that the library also has sound recordings and DVDs available for check out? Whether you’re a music lover or a jazz neophyte learn more about this uniquely American musical style with documentaries, live footage collections, and audio by and about many of the great jazz musicians of the twentieth century.


Check out Ken Burns 2001 PBS documentary Jazz, companion book Jazz: A History of America’s Music, and CD Ken Burn’s Jazz: The Story of America’s Music.


films on demand

You can also watch Ken Burns PBS Documentary Jazz through the Films on Demand Database. Remember to log in to Esearch first.


series5box4web_goldCheck out this multivolume set of live video footage of jazz greats including John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, Nina SimoneDizzie Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald and more by Reelin’ In The Years Productions.


jazz smithsonianCheck out Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology,  a 6 disc set featuring 111 tracks.



alexander street music

Listen to streaming music online. The Alexander Street Music Online database has an extensive collection of Jazz recordings including 39 sub-genres. The Naxos Music Library database also has a Jazz section.Log in to Esearch for access.