Jazz Studies Online
Jazz Studies Online brings together a rich and varied collection of digital resources—journal articles, books and book chapters, video and audio, teaching materials, and an extensive index of outside resources. This ever-growing, interactive archive is proving tremendously exciting for jazz scholars, musicians, educators, journalists, and the general public. Jazz Studies Online engages with issues that inform and broaden our thinking about jazz—issues such as race, ethnicity, and gender, improvisation, and modernism, postmodernism and postcolonialism.
This diverse and extensible site features
* Jazz Studies Online Special Features, which offers collections of related resources, including video footage, set lists, and transcripts from concerts and lectures; chapters from featured books; and selected articles from journals and magazines;
* The Multimedia Center, the home for video resources on Jazz Studies Online
* JSO Spotlights, subject guides on jazz-related topics presented by leading scholars
* JSO Teaching Tools, a collection of syllabi from professors who are bringing jazz into academic institutions around the world, including a growing library of curriculum resources for teachers of all grade levels
* JSO Reference Materials, offering bibliographies, discographies, filmographies, and other research tools
* Jazz Across the Arts, an innovative search tool that locates resources exploring the interconnections between jazz music and poetry, fiction, drama, dance, visual art, and more
* A Jazz Glossary, a multimedia index of vocabulary specific to the interdisciplinary field of jazz, with more than 250 terms ranging from the sounds and techniques of jazz music to relevant cultural and historical phenomena.
By presenting its materials in an easy-to-use environment that allows for either casual browsing or directed research and inquiry, Jazz Studies Online offers its users the freedom to explore the full diversity of the of field Jazz Studies. The resources collected here represent only a first phase of the ongoing conversation about jazz, its influences, and its consequences that we intend to continue as this resource grows.