Sites to Explore

Please follow the hyperlinks below to lots of great on-line content:

Jazz Update Weekly Newsletter:

View, or sign up to Chris Neil’s marvellous weekly listing of jazz gigs: Jazz Update Weekly Newsletter

Jazz on the Tube

Lester Perkins: Jazz on the Tube

Jazz Lives

Michael Steinman’s hugely entertaining: Jazz Lives; including this post: The Catalytic Mister Dandridge

The Institute of Jazz Studies

The world’s foremost jazz archive and research facility: The Institute of Jazz Studies

The Louis Armstrong House Museum

The historic New York landmark and home of ‘The Shakespeare of Jazz’ – currently digitizing all of its collections!

Visit: The Louis Armstrong House Museum

The National Jazz Archive

The National Jazz Archive’s vision is to ensure that the rich tangible cultural heritage of jazz is safeguarded for future generations of enthusiasts, professionals and researchers.

Visit: The National Jazz Archive

Fillius Jazz Archive

The FILLIUS JAZZ ARCHIVE, based in Hamilton College New York State was set up in 1995 and is rich in unique videotaped interviews with jazz icons – musicians, arrangers, writers and critics. A treasure-trove for researchers and fans alike.

Daily Jazz Gazette

Celebrating both the outstanding Mosaic album reissue catalogues (in their superb boxed sets)  and a fund of news and debate from the world of jazz!

Visit: Daily Jazz Gazette


Germany’s  Darmstadt Institute is Europe’s largest public jazz archive – and they also publish most of their articles in English – so do check in on their site regularly for all the latest jazz news!
(Please ignore the ‘Tuesday August 12th, 2014’ date at the top of the JazzNews page – scroll down for current news items)

Visit: JazzNews


WICN is Jazz + for New England. Bringing you NPR News and Jazz every day, plus Blues, Soul, Bluegrass, Americana, Folk, New Age and Latin Jazz in the evenings.


Jazz Guide

All the latest on the British jazz scene.

Visit: Jazz Guide

The Duke Ellington Society UK

The Duke Ellington Society UK’s (DESUK’s) purpose is to further the study, appreciation and dissemination of the music of Edward Kennedy ‘Duke’ Ellington.

Visit: The Duke Ellington Society UK

Jazz on Film

The site founded and managed by Joe Spibey provides the most comprehensive view of jazz musicians in the movies to date.

Visit: Jazz on Film

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) is a charity, whose mission is to promote jazz as an exciting, engaging and inspirational art form through world-class performances and education work.

Visit: The National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Hi 4 Head Records

The ground-breaking contemporary jazz label piloted by producer Nick Dart and featuring many of Britain and America’s most exciting and challenging performers.

Visit: Hi 4 Head Records

Sandy Brown Jazz

Sandy Brown grew up in Edinburgh; and became one of the foremost British Jazz clarinet players and a leading acoustic engineer. Together with Edinburgh trumpeter Al Fairweather, they created the music of McJazz. Sandy died in 1975 leaving a rich musical legacy. Sandy and Al pushed traditional jazz into ‘mainstream’, a bridge between classic and modern jazz. This website provides a similar ‘bridge’ with articles, features and a monthly online magazine about all aspects of jazz.

Visit: Sandy Brown Jazz