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JazzBiographies.com has thousands of jazz biography web pages. Each page contains either biography text or links to recommended biographies at other websites.

JazzBiographies.com allows you to locate and compare biographies without having to wade through pages of fruitless search engine results.

JazzBiographies.com was conceived and constructed by Jeremy Wilson. The majority of the content was developed by Sandra Burlingame.

Jeremy Wilson is the creator of JazzStandards.com. His background is in network analysis and information management.

Sandra Burlingame is the Editor in Chief at JazzStandards.com. She has also edited Sing Your Story by Jay Clayton, Metaphors for the Musician by Randy Halberstadt, Tapping the Source by Brenda Bufalino, and 5/4 Magazine.


Roots and Grooves

Maceo Parker



Abbey Sings Abbey

Abbey Lincoln



River: The Joni Letters (with Bonus Tracks) - Amazon.com Exclusive

Herbie Hancock



Live at Newport '58

Horace Silver



Day Trip

Pat Metheny Trio

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Eric Dolphy, Stan Getz, Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, John Coltrane

Jazz Icons: John Coltrane Live in β€˜60, β€˜61 & β€˜65

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DVD - Viewing these three sets is like watching the wheels of change transforming jazz itself. . . Each set is breathtaking and inspiring, and when viewed together, deadly awesome. -- Bass Player Magazine


Sarah Vaughan

Jazz Icons: Sarah Vaughan Live in '58 & '64

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DVD - With perfect time, intonation and taste, she is hand-in-glove with her trio, pianist Ronell Bright, bassist Richard Davis and drummer Art Morgan. -- Doug Ramsey, Rifftides


David A. Jasen, Gene Jones

Spreadin' Rhythm Around: Black Popular Songwriters, 1880-1930

Schirmer Books

An entertaining and thoughtful history of great but neglected African-American tunesmiths from the vaudeville and early jazz eras. -- Kirkus Reviews


Wes Montgomery

Jazz Icons: Wes Montgomery Live in '65

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DVD - Close-ups of Montgomery's hands traversing the fretboard should be required viewing for any aspiring jazz guitarist. -- The Boston Phoenix


Dexter Gordon

Jazz Icons: Dexter Gordon Live in '63 & '64

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DVD - Watching the saxophonist in action is akin to a state of jazz bliss ... It’s priceless footage that is worth its weight in gold. -- JazzReview.com

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