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Jazz Music Library
"A rich and deeply-indexed resource for jazz recordings. . . Feature-rich and easy to use. Its indexing provides detailed access to genres, time periods. . . One of [the collection's] shining features is the intuitiveness and flexibility of playlist creation, offering an easy, uniform process for all users and great control of sharing." –Notes
Jazz Music Library is the largest and most comprehensive streaming audio collection of jazz music, featuring thousands of jazz performers from legendary record labels. It currently provides streaming access to more than 130,000 tracks, with new recordings added monthly.
The Most Comprehensive Audio Collection Available
Jazz Music Library provides coverage in breadth and depth for jazz music, and is essential for music history, jazz appreciation, jazz history, music performance, and African American studies:
- Definitive audio database of jazz from the early ‘20s to today, including all major jazz genres including vocal jazz, bebop, acid jazz, big band music, modern jazz, and more.
- More than 14,000 distinct song titles along with links to all the various versions recorded in Jazz Music Library.
- Hundreds of distinct instrument categories.
- More than 200 distinct jazz genres and sub-genres.
- Data on tens of thousands of artists and ensembles.
We work with a wide variety of organizations to ensure our collection incorporates the best recordings
The Greatest Performances
Here are examples of high quality artists and performances featured in Jazz Music Library:
- Legendary artists including Bing Crosby, Buddy Guy, Charlie Parker, Chuck Mangione, Dinah Washington, Diana Krall, Dixie Dregs, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, and many more.
- Marian McPartland’s Peabody Award-winning Piano Jazz Radio Broadcasts.
- Never-before-released performances from the Monterey Jazz Festival’s fifty-year history.
- Re-issues of Paramount’s jazz recordings from the 1920s, including Johnny Dodds, Ma Rainey, Charley Patton.
- Live recordings from great jazz venues span from the 1960s to today—The Black Hawk, The Five Spot, The Montreux Jazz Festival, The Village Vanguard, New York’s Town Hall, The Newport Jazz Festival, The Apollo, The Blue Note, The Jazz Standard, and Birdland.
Powerful Teaching Resources
Our collections include a playlist functionality to enable educators to create, annotate and share thematic playlists of recordings to support their teaching needs.
|Example playlists based around key musical concepts|
|Our customers actively use playlists to support teaching|
Key Features of Jazz Music Library
- Advanced Search: Additional options include song title, composition date, genre, instrument, ensemble, place, and date of recording.
- CD Quality: Audio streaming up to CD quality (320kbps) at no extra cost.
- Mobile Access: Stream to your mobile device/smartphone.
- Liner Notes: Available where possible.
- Custom Audio Clips: Users can create, and share clips from all audio tracks.
- Embeddable Audio: All audio can be embedded into third party websites.
- Custom Playlists: Create, annotate, and share playlists. Access a library of playlists created by other users, including themed playlists created by our editor.
- Permanent URLs: All albums, tracks, clips, and playlists can be cited on permanent URLs.
- Cross-search: Audio can be cross-searched alongside our related video, scores. and reference material to provide a powerful tool for music research.