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America's Jazz Heritage

America's Jazz Heritage Website is part of a project generated by a partnership of the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and the Smithsonian Institution that is focussed on the preservation and presentation of the history of jazz. This site includes audio clips, interviews, schedules of exhibitions and performances, extensive bibliographies, and links to related sites.... Show More


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Amy McGlothlin
Amy McGlothlin (Faculty)
4 years ago
Site is updated! Now links to the Smithsonian Jazz site of the American History Museum. The Education section gives lesson plans designed for middle and high school students. The collections and archives sections gives links to special library collections. Overall a valuable site for educators introducing secondary school age students to jazz history.
Glen Collins
Glen Collins (Staff)
14 years ago
Just a quick glance here... Does anyone really use Real Player anymore??? Not very comprehensive...more like a selected overview of 'household name' artist like Louis or Duke. Good start...more please.
Pantelis Vassilakis
Pantelis Vassilakis (Administrator)
15 years ago
Great collection of some representative information. This site functions more like a teaser than a full-blown learning object. The sound-bites are very few and short, and there are very few links to free online research resources.

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Some links (e.g. Link to NPR jazz programs, under "Audio") are broken. I like the simple and consistent design throughout the site.
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