Online Resources


The Amherst College Music Department Homepage - This page has course information, a calendar for the entire music department, and information on the professors.

The Amherst College Homepage - You can get to pretty much anywhere Amherst-related from here.

A links page to all other Amherst student groups - Including other musical groups.

The Concert Calendar- See what is going on at Amherst.

The Five College Events Calendar - All the music events for all five colleges.

The UMass Music Department Homepage - Find out about the program and faculty.


DownbeatJazz - A superb page containing pictures and bios on all the greats in their Hall of Fame, and tons of well-organized info. on the many styles of jazz.

all about - This is a nice little online jazz magazine. 

Jazz Guides

Jazz Clubs of the World - This is really cool...find jazz clubs anywhere in the world. - This site has everything on everything. Check out a genre and explore. There are essays, style maps, key recordings, key artists, and new releases...for EVERY genre. You will learn something new and find an album you have to have. Here is the jazz guide.

Jazz Class - This is a wonderful online resource for learning about improvisational techniques (if you can get past the gaudy colors...).

A Jazz Improvisation Primer - This is another amazing resource. It has an entire book on jazz improvisation published on this site. From the beginner to the experienced soloist, this guy can help.

Jazz Improvisation Almanac - From the same guy who made the primer above. This is another quality resource to find whatever you could ever need on the subject.

JEN - Jazz Education Network

National Association of Music Education - This is THE stop for music educators. It has job listings, links, and information about their yearly conferences.

Jazz Photography

A Great Day In Harlem - It was a great day in Harlem...

The Golden Age of Jazz - These are all quality photos by famous jazz photographer William P. Gottlieb. There are tons of pictures here!

DownbeatJazz - A superb page containing pictures and bios on all the greats in their Hall of Fame.

Jazz Radio

Blue Note Records - The finest jazz since 1939. The site now features an incredible radio station that plays the best Blue Note cuts ever recorded...and of course, you can buy what you like. This site also features a Jukebox page in which you can listen to specific songs or watch videos. The Jukebox page has a HUGE selection of songs to listen to. To listen or watch you will need the Windows Media Player. Click here to download it.