Portland, OR Musicians' Resources

My Favorite Music Related Links

Paul Blair creator of Swingstreets.com offers eight different guided walking tours – all of special interest to urban scholars, cultural historians, architecture buffs and music lovers – through some of Manhattan’s most vibrant and colorful neighborhoods. leads walking tours of Harlem.

Joe Roccisano was a beautiful person and one of the coolest musician/composers I knew. Joe passed away in November, 1997 while en-route to his Sunday brunch gig at The Blue Note. Fortunately, Jamie Aebersold of Double Time Jazz has released Joe's final record, The Joe Roccisano Nonet. It's an enhanced compact disc containing Joe's best music yet. I'm sure you will enjoy it.

While you are in NYC tune in to WBGO/88.3 FM, one of the metropolitan area's premier jazz radio stations. WBGO hails from Newark, N.J. Although being devoted almost exclusively to jazz, WBGO also has some programing devoted to blues and rhythm and soul. For the latter check out Felix Hernandez's Rhythm Revue every Saturday morning.

KJZZ 88.1 FM is Southern California's premier jazz station.

National Public Radio (NPR) Jazz

For those listeners in the Portland listening area tune in to 89.1 FM Portland's only full time Jazz station live from Mt. Hood Community College.

From Seattle Chuck Deardorf's Jazzoids has information about the Seattle Jazz scene, including jazz biographies and concert and venue information.

Also for Portlanders is the Portland Jazz.com Soundtrack to the City.

Information on the local Seattle jazz scene can be found at Big Groovy Seattle Jazz Page.

The Jazz Discography, by Tom Lord, is one the world’s largest and most complete jazz reference works available on one CD-ROM - virtually all you need to know about any jazz recording ever released. This is a must see site containing interesting and useful information for both the jazz fan and jazz musician alike.

The JazzWorldSociety Online is one of the most comprehensive lists of jazz resources I've encountered on the web.

Daily jazz reviews of new releases (and archives of older releases) can be found at JazzReview.com.

All About Jazz.com is regarded as being one of the best jazz web pages.

Jazz Online is another comprehensive jazz site.

Another jazz link to access is Red Hot and Cool Jazz.

Jazz Market is another good site.

The Jazz Festival Index is a good beginning source for information about jazz festivals.

Check out, in detail, one of Jazz's most famous photographs from www.harlem.org the new home of A Great Day In Harlem 1958 photograph by Art Kane. See if you know who everybody is.

Obtain those hard to find jazz books from The Arkansas Jazz Foundation.

The JazzStore.com has everything for the jazz enthusiast. Look for cds, videos, books and other assorted items.

Serious record collectors should explore Record Collectors Resources by T P Uschanov, of Helsinki, Finland. Resources for Blues record collectors are stressed.

WNUR 89.3 FM The Jazz Show in Chicago, indexes all information on numerous jazz musicians collected by the author while surfing the web.

Music Links by Rich Szabo is a general resource guide with many links to web pages about and by specific jazz musicians.

Access Offbeat - Louisiana and New Orlean's Music Resource to find many links to Louisiana based jazz, blues and Cajun music.

Numerous links to Canadian and American jazz resources are found at The Victoria Jazz Society Web Page.

Also for Canadian musicians is Canadian Jazz Sites from Vancouverjazz.com which bills itself as "The complete guide to Jazz in Vancouver!" It's an excellent resource certainly worth a visit.

InterJazz claims to be the "Internet's" jazz information plaza.

There are several good resources for saxophonists. For starters try The International Saxophone Home Page. This site is comprehensive, interesting and from Portland.

Rayburn Musical Instuments Co., is one of the premier music stores in America, and has been tending to the needs of musicians and educators around the world since 1939.

Mel Martin's Jazz and Saxophone Website also should prove useful for sax players.

Be sure to visit the Michael Fitzgerald Home Page. Musicologist Fitzgerald has voluminous resources on his site, including lists of record labels, interviews with musicians, discographies, etc. Definitely worth a look .

Noted saxophonist and composer Mark Whitecage hails from Jersey City, New Jersey and can be heard gigging regularly in Europe and the New York Metropolitan area. Jazz and other photographs taken by photographer/clarinetist, Rozanne Levine,Mark's soul mate can be found here.

Portland, Oregon based photographer Dick Bogle has taken many excellent photographs of noted jazz musicians.

RedHouse is a site devoted exclusively for female jazz musicians (especially those in the SF bay area).

For inspiration, read the Live Daily interview with Bob Dorough, one of the most hip jazz vocalists I know. Check out Bob's website for his latest CD's, including Who's On First with pianist Dave Frishberg.And if you find your self in Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania some evening, stop by The Deer Head Inn. It's a great hang and you might even be able to hear Bob!

Delaware Water Gap is also home to The Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts, a two day jazz festival held every September on the weekend following labor day weekend. It's a great scene!

The Red Hot Jazz Archive claims to be a comprehensive website devoted to Jazz before 1930. Worth a visit.

Jazz Corner unifies the Jazz Community in cyber space. Many jazz musicians hang their hats here.

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