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Jazz, A Film by Ken Burns is the companion website to the Ken Burns PBS series that aired in January 2001. Explore cities and clubs where jazz developed; listen to excerpts of bebop, cool jazz and other styles...  (WETA, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Smithsonian Jazz celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month, April, by offering sound clips, information about jazz events, a directory of jazz societies (by state and country), links to other jazz websites...  (Multiple Agencies)
Jazz in America offers lessons for teaching about jazz in American history or music class for Grades 5, 8, and 11. Learn about the evolution of jazz, different jazz styles, improvisation, basic...  (Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, supported by Multiple Agencies)
NEA Jazz in the Schools traces the history of jazz from its birth in New Orleans to the swing era, bebop, and new frontiers. Five lessons include essays, videos, photos, and nearly 100 music clips of Scott...  (Multiple Agencies)
Guide to Harlem Renaissance Materials features music, art, and writing from Harlem during the 1920s and 1930s. Learn about Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, James...  (Library of Congress)
African American History Month Federal Resources The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution...  (Library of Congress)
Ragtime presents sheet music, essays, and video and sound clips related to ragtime. This distinctly American music appeared (in its published form) during the mid-1890s mainly in the South...  (Library of Congress)
William P. Gottlieb: Photographs from the Golden Age of Jazz includes 2,000 digital images taken by writer-photographer William P. Gottlieb. From 1938 to 1948, the "Golden Age of Jazz," swing reached its peak and modern jazz developed. While on...  (Library of Congress)
Dr. Billy Taylor, a Conversation on Jazz presents excerpts from four lectures by Billy Taylor -- a noted jazz pianist, historian, and educator. He discussed jazz from its roots in the African-American slavery experience...  (ArtsEdge, supported by Department of Education)
Gerry Mulligan Collection presents audio excerpts, scores, photos, and information about the jazz composer and band leader who elevated the baritone sax to the status of a solo instrument and, with his...  (Library of Congress)

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