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Recommended Jazz Links

All About Jazz - Great all around Information Source for Jazz.

Audiophile - Great site for those of you still into vinyl.

Blue Note - Legendary Jazz Record Label.

Buddy Defranco Jazz Festival - Jazz Festival @ The University Of Montana in Missoula, MT

CD Baby - Online music store for those unique and hard to find titles.

Crutchfield - Great mail order electronics source.

Dimitrious Jazz Alley - The Northwest's Premier Jazz venue

Downbeat Magazine - Legendary Jazz Periodical.

Europe Jazz - Information about European artists and festivals.

Jazz895Standard - The Jazz 89.5 blog

Jazz at Lincoln Center - Learn about the brand new home for Jazz @ Lincoln Center.

Jazz CD Reviews - Hundreds of reviews available from Jazz

Jazz Times - Jazz periodical.

Jazz Week - Weekly Industry periodical, *Jazz Top 50 chart*

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival - Yearly Jazz festival located at The University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho.

Robert Otter - Vintage black and white photographs of New York City in the 60's.

Smithsonian Jazz - Great jazz history resource.

Spokane Jazz Orchestra - Spokane's own home town Jazz orchestra.

Spokane Symphony - Spokane's very own 70 piece professional orchestra

Spun - Great online music source featuring new and used titles.

Tula's Restaurant and Night Club - Seattle Jazz Club


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Opening Speech at The 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival

"Jazz speaks for life. The Blues tell the story of life's difficulties and if you think for a moment, you will realize that they take the hardest realities of life and put them into music, only to come out with some new sense of hope or triumph. This is triumphant music.

Modern Jazz has continued in this tradition, singing the songs of a more complicated urban existence. When life itself offers no order, the musician creates an order and meaning from the sounds of the earth which flow through his instrument.

Everybody has the Blues. Everybody longs for meaning. Everybody needs to love and be loved. Everybody needs to clap hands and be happy. Everybody longs for faith. In music, especially this broad category called Jazz, there is a stepping stone toward all of these."

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