Born in New Orleans, it’s been called America’s classical music. But it’s much more than music — it’s an art form, an experience. Some would say that jazz should remain undefined. According to Louis Armstrong, “If you gotta ask, you’ll never know.” Check out this month’s lobby display and get to know a little more about the musical experience called jazz.
ML 3508 .Y39 2005
ML 3507 .J42 1997
ML 3506 .G54 1997
MT 239 .S66 1985
PS 374 .N4 J56 2002
ML 394 .S85 2005
Search for journal articles on all aspects of jazz music in Reference Databases. Suggested databases: JSTOR, Academic Search Premier, Project MUSE, Music Index Online, Historical Abstracts, and America: History and Life (ABC-CLIO).
The Media Resource Center on the library’s second floor has films that focus on jazz — the music and the musicians — or just use jazz music to create a mood. Here’s a sample of what's available; search in the HELIN catalog for more.
All that jazz.
Dir. Bob Fosse. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.
The jazz singer. Dir. Alan Crosland.
Warner Bros, 1927.
Marsalis on music. Dir. Michael
Lindsay-Hogg. Sony Classical Film and Video, 1995.
Lady day: the many faces of Billie Holiday.
Dir. Matthew Seig. Tauris Film, Munich and Video Arts, Japan, 1991.
Right here on campus: