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JAZZ IMPROV TV – http://www.jazzimprov.tv/: A good site for improv videos. Lots of information for guitar players!.

DETROIT JAZZ STAGE (PODCAST) – http://jazzstage.us/rss: Dean Sahutske and co-host Rodney Reeves are both musicians sharing a common goal of exploring the Detroit Jazz scene of today and yesterday. Together they host a monthly program showcasing the most influential musicians in Detroit. Their show explores the music and the musician behind the music. It deals specifically with the Detroit jazz scene and how its influence reverberates throughout the music industry. Subscribe now and check back soon. You won’t be disappointed.

WYNTON MARSALIS – www.wyntonmarsalis.org: Subscribing to the Wynton Marsalis Podcast feed is free. You’ll automatically receive new episodes as soon as they’re released, ready for syncing to your MP3 player.

MICHAEL BRECKER TRANSCRIBED SOLOS – www.michaelbreckerliverecordings.com/transcriptions: A very cool site of Michael Brecker solos and recordings. There are also video archives on the main page of this site. A great tribute to a jazz saxophone legend.

LEGENDS OF JAZZ WITH RAMSEY LEWIS – www.legendsofjazz.net: “LEGENDS OF JAZZ” with Ramsey Lewis will commenced its weekly run on PBS stations in April 2006. In each half-hour episode Ramsey focuses on a specific theme -The Golden Horns, The Altos, The Tenors, Contemporary Jazz, Latin Jazz and The Killer B’s are just some of the diverse topics that Ramsey explores with his guests. Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Al Jarreau, Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Lee Ritneour, Chris Botti, Roy Hargrove, Eddie Palmieri and David Sanborn are just a few examples of artists who have appeared on the show. This site includes pod casts, video and audio clips, and much more!

TRANSCRIBE! – www.seventhstring.com: The Transcribe! application is an assistant for people who sometimes want to work out a piece of music from a recording, in order to write it out, or play it themselves, or both.

JAMEY ABERSOLD JAZZ HANDBOOK – www.jazzbooks.com/ For years, Jamey has given away a booklet called the “Jazz Handbook” FREE OF CHARGE. This resource is great for jazz fans and students of all levels. Now, he’s decided to make most of it available online for download. Please note that in the interest of quicker downloads, some of the graphics-heavy pages will not be quite as sharp and clean as an actual hard copy of the handbook.

IMPROVISATION OVERVIEW –www.jazzatlincolncenter.org/jazzED/j4yp_curr/modules/improvisation/module.html: Take a look at this site about improvisation. It includes audio examples and an interactive quiz.

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER – www.jazzatlincolncenter.org/: Jazz – we play it, we teach it, we write it, we dance it, we sing it, we present it, we photograph it, we film it, we produce it, we archive it, we record it, we broadcast it, we commission it, we celebrate it, we love it, we share it. Welcome!

VISUAL JAZZ PUBLICATIONS – www.visual-jazz.com/: Jazz materials for performers and educators.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF JAZZ EDUCATORS – www.iaje.org/: The mission of the International Association for Jazz Education is to assure the continued worldwide growth and development of jazz and jazz education.

PLAYJAZZNOW.COM – www.playjazznow.com/: Practicing jazz should be fun. That’s why we created a series of jazz play-alongs — to help you enjoy building your improvisational chops, no matter what level you are or what instrument you play.

PBSKIDS.ORG/JAZZ – http://pbskids.org/jazz/index.html: A wonderfully interactive site that includes jazz history and biographies of jazz greats!