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Music: Jazz


Here you will find resources on jazz music and related genres. 

Books & Scores

The Drum Is a Wild Woman

By Lespinasse, Patricia G

Call Number: ML3506.L46 2022

Universal Tonality

By Bradley, Francis R.

Call Number: ML418.P268 B73 2021

The Jazz Masters: Setting the Record Straight 

By Zimmerman, Peter Coats

Call Number: ML3508.Z56 2021

The Romare Bearden Reader

By O'Meally, Robert G.

Call Number: N6537.B4 R665 2019

Leonard Bernstein and the language of jazz

By Baber, Katherine

Call Number: ML410.B566 B23 2019

Analysis of jazz : a comprehensive approach

By Cugny, Laurent

Call Number: MT146 .C8413 2019

An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musicians

By Franklin, Benjamin

Call Number: ML106.U4 S6 2016

Teaching Jazz

By The National Association for Music Education Staff; MENC Staff

Call Number: MT86 .T42 1996

The Jazz Singer's Handbook

By Weir, Michele

Call Number: M1440.W42 J2 2005

Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble: Conductor

By Steinel, Mike

Call Number: MT733.7 .S745 2000

Swing classics for jazz ensemble

By Lavender, Paul

Call Number: M1366 .S95 1987


Jazzy Resources

There are many resources available through the university library, these include books, scores, e-books, journals, online databases, music, and video. Some of these resources may require university credentials, if you need help accessing or using any of these resources you can Ask a Librarian or watch a tutorial.

Search for Scores and Audio Recordings

Try an Advanced Bearcat Search to find jazz scores held at the library. Select Material Type "Scores" to limit your search, or if you would like to search for audio recordings select Material Type "Sound Recordings"; this will provide results for CDs, LPs, as well as links to Naxos Music Library.

Online Journals

Find journals and other publications with the Bearcat Journal Search.

Other Online Sources

These online resources are free to access! Please be sure to review their terms of use before using any of their material in research, presentations, ect. Although something may be free to access, it is not necessarily free to reproduce.