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Jazz: Encyclopedias/Dictionaries

Encyclopedias and Bio-Bibliographic Sources

In addition to reference works devoted to jazz, information about jazz and jazz musicians can be found in books about music, in general, and popular music and popular culture resources.

 Grove Music (Oxford Music Online)
The online edition of New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, and New Grove Dictionary of Opera

New Grove Dictionary of Jazz
   Music Ref ML102 .J3 N48 2002

African American Music Reference
Online editions of books and reference materials on jazz and jazz musicians.

Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (Leonard Feather & Ira Gitler)
    Main Ref. ML102 .J3 F4 1999

Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Sixties (Leonard Feather)
     Main Ref. ML102 .J3 F42 1966

Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Seventies (Leonard Feather & Ira Gitler)
     Main Ref. ML102 .J3 F43 1976

Leading Musical Performers (Popular Music and Jazz) 1900-1950 (Roger Kinkle)
     Music Ref. ML102 .P66 K55 1996

Encyclopedia of Popular Music
Music Ref. ML102 .P66 G84 1998; Online

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
 Music Ref. ML100 .N48 2001 



Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues
     Music Ref. ML102 .J3 B55 2005

Jazz Milestones : a Pictorial Chronicle of Jazz 1900-1990
     Music Ref. ML3506 .J38 1993

Harmony Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz
Main Ref. ML102 J3 C34 1987 

Sound Recordings

Jazz Records, 1897-1942 (Brian Rust)
     Main Ref. ML156.4 .J3 R93 1978

Jazz Discography (Tom Lord)
     Main Ref. ML156.4 .J3 L6 1992

Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings
Main Ref. ML156.4 .J3 C68 2008

See also, "Reviews" in this guide

Bibliographies of Resources

Jazz Scholarship and Pedagogy : a Research and Information Guide (Eddie Meadows)
     Music Ref. ML128 .J3 M34 2005

Literature of Jazz : a Critical Guide    
     Music Ref. ML128 .J3 K45 1980

Jazz-Bibliography : International Literature on Jazz, Blues, Spirituals, Gospel and Ragtime Music...
Music Ref. ML128 .J3 H43

Fire Music : a Bibliography of the New Jazz, 1959-1990
     Main Ref ML128 .J3 G7 1991