Recommended Trumpet And Jazz Sites
- Do The Math - Blog by the Ethan Iverson, pianist from The Bad Plus.
- Riffitides - Excellent jazz blog written by a journalist and published writer.
- JazzAdvice.com - Lots of articles with tips and suggestions for jazz improvisors
- A Blog Supreme - National Public Radio's jazz blog
- Greenleaf Music Blog - Blog for Dave Douglas' record label, Greenleaf Music.
- Darcy James Argue's Secret Society - Blog written by a member of a Secret Society, a New York-based big band. Covers a lot of interesting topics including, of course, jazz.
- Joe Alterman's Blog - A talented young jazz pianist from Atlanta shares his experiences while studying jazz at NYU.
- Mr. Greg's Musings - A blog containing jazz CD suggestions and commentary.
- Blog-O-Jazz - A sharing of jazz experiences through concert photos and autographs, plus a few random thoughts.
- Casa Valdez Jazz - Jazz blog containing saxophone info, jazz resources, musician features, harmony and improvisation lessons, and more.
- The Jazz Cat - Jazz blog site with several articles, photos, interviews, and even some video clips!
TRUMPET PLAYER BLOGS
- Nicholas Payton Blog - Sometimes controversial but usually interesting blog from one of the best trumpet players around today.
- Ian Carey Jazz - Musical announcements and thoughts from a Bay Area trumpeter and composer.
- DanJacobsMusic.com - A professional jazz trumpet player shares his music, experiences, and knowledge.
- JazzBrew.com - A great trumpet blog that follows the journey of an aspiring jazz trumpeter who started playing in 2000.
- International Trumpet Guild Journals - Although it isn't a personal trumpet blog site, the ITG journal page is a nice collection of articles encompasing many facets of trumpet playing.
- Trumpet Lessons - Trumpet blog featuring trumpet playing tips and a recorded practice journal
TRUMPET AND JAZZ FORUMS
- All About Jazz - Good variety of jazz topics.
- TrumpetHerald.com - Wide range of trumpet forums, including several forums dedicated to specific trumpet methods.
- TrumpetMaster.com - Wide range of trumpet forums, including an artist in residence section featuring jazz trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and other professional trumpet players.
- Library Of Congress - Photographs from the Golden Age of Jazz.
- All About Jazz - Articles, album reviews, jazz exhibits, and more.
- Jazz.com - Jazz blog, articles, album reviews, jazz exhibits, and more.
- Birka Jazz Archive - An amazing and beautiful collection of classic jazz album covers.
- Jazz In America - Jazz history and education resource from the Thelonious Monk Institute.
- Jazz Improv Magazine - Fantastic quarterly magazine featuring detailed articles, interviews, transcriptions, album reviews, and analysis. Highly recommended!
- Bird Lives - A very comprehensive website of all things Charlie "Bird" Parker featuring video clips, audio, transcriptions, and articles.
- Ken Burns Jazz Interviews - Complete interviews from several of the jazz musicians featured in the series.
- A Great Day In Harlem - A site dedicated to one of the most famous jazz photographs.
- petethomas.co.uk - Tutorials covering jazz theory, arranging, improvisation, and composition.
- A Jazz Improvisation Primer - Information on many topics relating to jazz improvisation, from jazz history to music theory to practical advice on playing in a group.
- BopLand.org - Huge database of jazz licks for a variety of chord progressions, includes audio samples.
- JazzQuotations.com - Large collection of quotations from famous jazz musicians.
- Music Theory Online - An incredibly thorough source for music theory information.
- Scooby-Sax.com - A saxophonist's site that features several free jazz transcriptions
AUDIO & VIDEO
- TheJazzSession.com - Excellent resource for interviews with today's prominent jazz musicians.
- JazzEveryone.com - Jazz educator, Willie Thomas, shares several free jazz instructional videos.
- Tranumentary - Dozens of audio interviews by top jazz musicians discussing John Coltrane. In many cases, the interviewee is a jazz musician who actually knew John Coltrane!
- The Red Hot Jazz Archive - A online history of jazz before 1930, with dozens (maybe hundreds!) of audio clips.
- NPR Jazz Record Library - Clips with commentary for about 100 must-have jazz recordings. Their 'features' section is another good resource containing dozens of interviews, profiles, and album reviews (with clips).
- JazzTrumpetSolos.com - Nice collection of transcribed solos. Includes player biographies and a neat scrolling sample feature that lets you listen to the original solo while viewing the transcription
- JazzPracticeLoops.com - A good resource for play-along tracks, especially if you don't have many Aebersold recordings, or if you're looking for a change of pace. Also has some good theory information.
JAZZ LINK SITES
- Bob Keller's Jazz Page - Loads of categorized jazz links. This page will definitely keep you busy!
- JazzyMusic.com - Several jazz site links, including a good collection of jazz history sites.
JAZZ BOOKS, VIDEOS, CDs
- Aebersold.com.com - Storefront for Aebersold play-a-longs and tons of other jazz books.
- TheMusicResource.com - Large catalog of jazz CDs, run by Aebersold.
- eJazzLines.com - Jazz mega-store with CDs, videos, posters, books, and sheet music.
- Jazz Books - The jazz books page at All Music Methods, an online source for discount jazz books.
- RandyHunterJazz.com - Atlanta-based jazz educator and author of several jazz etude and method books.