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Jazz and Blues

Resources for research in the genres of jazz and blues.

Browse the Stacks!

Use call number ranges to browse the physical collection: 

  • M1356, 1366, 1630 / Scores & recordings
  • ML102.J3 / Dictionary
  • ML105 / Biographical dictionary
  • ML128.J3 / Bibliography
  • ML156.4.J3 / Discography
  • ML200.8 / American music
  • ML385 / Biography–Collected
  • ML394 / Biography–Performers
  • ML417 / Biography–Pianists
  • ML420 / Biography–Singers
  • ML1311 / U. S. Jazz Bands
  • ML2811 / U. S. Jazz vocal music
  • ML3521 / Blues
  • ML3561.J3 / History and criticism
  • ML3650 / British jazz
  • MT68 / Improvisation
  • MT86 / Dance orchestra conducting
  • MT239 / Instruction & study (piano)

Subject Headings

Use Subject Headings to help you locate items in the online catalog:

  • BIG BANDS
  • BLUES (MUSIC)
  • BLUES MUSICIANS
  • BOP (MUSIC)
  • DANCE ORCHESTRAS
  • DIXIELAND MUSIC
  • IMPROVISATION (MUSIC)
  • JAZZ
  • JAZZ –1921-1930, etc. [by decade]
  • JAZZ –BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • JAZZ –[COUNTRY OR CITY]
  • JAZZ –DICTIONARIES
  • JAZZ –DISCOGRAPHY
  • JAZZ –HISTORY AND CRITICISM
  • JAZZ –INSTRUCTION AND STUDY
  • JAZZ MUSICIANS
  • JAZZ MUSICIANS –UNITED STATES
  • JAZZ VOCALS
  • RAGTIME MUSIC

Reference Books

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