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Resources and Links for Jazz Artists and PR Personnel, Fans, Students, and Educators

Here are a couple of promotional resources for Jazz artists, followed by a lengthy list of general jazz resources for jazz musicians, students, educators, and aficionados.
Most fans of internet streaming audio are familiar with Pandora. Accujazz.com is an internet jazz radio site that allows you to segregate by instrument, styles, eras, etc. The site claims 400,000 unique listeners per month.

If you are an artist (or represent a record label) and you’d like them to play your music on the site, here is the contact information for AccuJazz:
Lucas Gillan
Brand Director

Or you can mail your CDs and promotional material to:
c/o AccuRadio
400 N. Wells St., Suite 408
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 1-312-527-3879

AllAboutJazz.com is a leading website for jazz articles, CD reviews, profiles, events calendars, etc. Musicians can create profiles, events calendars, and post videos to the site. This site is one of the most popular jazz sites on the web, with over 800,000 unique visitors per month.

Here’s the link to the musician profile start page at AAJ

You might even find a few articles there contributed by a certain music education advocacy author and blogger

MENC: The National Association for Music Education is the leading arts education organizations, working to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers. MENC has a jazz education website with a number of links

Jamey Aebersold Jazz. Educational products and links.

Jazz improvisation resources Univ. of Wisconsin.

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Numerous online resources.

The Stan Getz Library at the Berklee College of Music.

Jazz Corner. News, resources, forums.

JazzBeat.org. Links and resources.

Jazz.com. Articles, reviews, more.

Rifftides. “Doug Ramsey on jazz and other matters.” A blog.

RedHotJazz.com. Essays on jazz before 1930.

Jazz Review online magazine. Reviews and news.

And finally, credit and thanks to MusiciansWay.com for the heads up on a number of these sites. The website is the companion site to the book The Musician’s Way: A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Wellness by Gerald Klickstein, published by Oxford University Press.

Music Advocacy Articles From Around the Web: July 25, 2010

A number of articles regarding the benefits of music and the arts from around the web today:

Ann Arbor
Help wanted: Creative thinkers to solve business problems

Asbury Park Press
Music must be a necessity, not a luxury

Iowa City Press Citizen
Cultivating a love of music behind bars: Summer Songwriting Workshop at Oakdale fosters expression

In the case of the songwriting workshops in prison, I can’t help but think that perhaps music introduced earlier in the lives of these individuals might have changed the direction of their lives.

Paul Wesley Roy Awarded Shannon Kelly Kane Scholarship by MENC

I like to acknowledge outstanding accomplishments of music teachers here on occasion because of the tremendous impact that so many music teachers have on the lives of others, including mine.

Paul Wesley Roy of Roundlake, New York was awarded the first annual Shannon Kelly Kane scholarship by MENC for his outstanding performance at Syracuse University, Setnor School of Music. Paul will attend graduate school to study Music Education and Choral Conducting. Congratulations to Paul on his accomplishments and thanks to MENC for recognizing his achievements.

Link to the press release from MENC’s website.

Link to more information about the life of Shannon Kelly Kane and the scholarship.

MENC Music in Our Schools Month – Student Video Essays

MENC – The National Association for Music Education, hosted an essay contest to commemorate Music in Our Schools Month. They’ve posted videos of the winning students reading their essays that articulated what music means to them.

To view the “Music in our Schools Month” video essays click here.