Here are some cool jazz links I have found on the web. In addition to these, if you go to the Dudes I Dig section, there are additional links under each musician's biography. If you know of some more cool ones, please e-mail me! Note: Since these are external links, they will open up in a new window. I cannot guarantee that they are alive. I check them from time to time, but not THAT frequently. If the link is dead and you want to learn more, I recommend using a good search engine.
General Jazz Pages:
Big Band Database - everything you ever wanted to know about Big Bands from the past and present!
Totalswing.com - another site dedicated to big bands.
Kansas City Jazz history - great history!
Kansas City Jazz museum - the jazz mecca of the midwest.
Jazzcorner - a really cool site with chat rooms, concert dates, and over 90 biographies.
The True Story of Jazz - a nice site that tells the history.
Redhotjazz.com - Jazz before 1930.
Jazz GUrls - links to webpages of many female jazz performers. Excellent resource!
Sax on the web - a site wholly dedicated to the saxophone -- history of the instrument, biographies of saxophonists, etc.
The Internet Jazz Hall of Fame - biographies, history, etc.
Artists of Jazz - links to web pages for many artists
Jazz Central Station - A site dedicated to jazz. Lots of biographies. Also polls, crosswords, etc.
Red, Hot, and Cool - claims it is THE Jazz resource for the net. They maybe right. Impressive. Lots and lots of links!
Jazz links - I think this is a Polish site, but the links are in English.
Drummers on the web - biographies, drum lay-outs and more.
Jazz trumpeters chronological Dictionary - very robust!
Alta Vista - search under their "musicians" section for specific musicians. Very good!
Yahoo - click here to see Yahoo's listings for "jazz."
Jazz calandar - A cool calander that lists jazz figures' birthdays on each day. It is put out by the Public Radio Station at St. Lawrence University, New York.
Blue Note Records - I think, overall, Blue Note Records, consistently (for the most part) has turned out excellent music. You can see biographies, view tour schedules, buy music, etc.
Tunes.com - They have darn near everything! Not only that, but they have biographies and reviews on just about everybody. A great place to cruse, even if you're not buying anything!
Pages dedicated to specific musicians:
The Real Mingus Web - The official site of Charles Mingus.
Dave Weckl - The official site
Cassandra Wilson - a fan's tribute
Bobby McFerrin - the Official site
Peter Erskine - the official site