Dream Book - Joe Principato demonstrates the voicings of fifty
of the most popular big-band arrangers, old and new. His four-volume
set is a must for learning to recreate those sounds in orchestrations.
Past Times Links
- The Nostalgia Entertainment Newsletter.
The Jazz Discography by Tom
100 years of jazz on one CD-ROM - all you need to know about virtually
any jazz record ever released.
Virtual Talking Machine
Rhythm Hot Society Orchestra
Mike Henebry's premier hot-dance orchestra of 1920s and early '30s
Los Angeles Public Library
Music Lending Library
American Music Caravan
Frankie Condon Orchestra
Stomp Off Records
Al Levy’s Music and Arts
Dixieland Jazz Mailing List
The Original Big Band Database Plus - has very complete band info and fine links to the past.
American Rag - A leading monthly newspaper whose slogan is, ‘News You Can Use about Traditional Jazz and Ragtime.’
Mississippi Rag - Leslie Johnson’s labor of love since 1973, “The Rag” is the bible for trad-jazz club and festival-goers worldwide.”
Red Hot Jazz - Timeless Records’ great site for stars and bands of yesterday with bios, dates, essays and photos.
The Complete Jelly Roll Morton Website - Combining book, magazine and newspaper articles with first-person narratives and direct quotes, this is Mike Meddings’ definitive site on all aspects of Jelly Roll Morton, “The Inventor of Jazz”.
Harry Warren - David Jenkins’ interesting site devoted to “Harry Who?”, one of America’s most prolific composers of many hits.
Indiana St. Univ. Music Library’s Kirk Collection - Well-organized for reference work and tune-finding.
Jazz History - Covers the rich history of jazz and its predecessor, the blues, with stories, pictures and tunes.
Preservation - Dedicated to the preservation of early recorded
sound featuring music captured on two-minute wax cylinders that
you can hear.
- San Diego's 'America's Finest City
Dixieland Jazz Society' hosts a wonderful festival each Thanksgiving
Weekend, monthly concerts, a youth program, workshops and adult
trad-jazz camps, plus an archive of Dixie orchestrations at low
prices. Use their two-musician logo.
John Birchall, the "Bush Sax Player from Chester" (England),
has a 'must-see' site for Satchmo fans and Dixielanders generally.
Broad in scope, it features transcriptions, improv and ear training,
BiaB downloads and great links.
The Piccadilly Dance Orchestra - Founder/Director/Singer/Pianist Michael Law's Piccadilly Dance Orchestra is the seven-year resident house band for London's Savoy Hotel. Their performances in person, on CD, on tour and over BBC radio and TV carry on the long tradition of great British dance orchestras