Jazz Musicians' Home Pages

Recommended jazz musicians' home pages. Keep track on recording plans, tour news and what's happening next. In many cases, listen to streaming audio or download artist approved MP3s of their music.

John Abercrombie
Biography, discography, tour details

Eric Alexander
Biography, discography, reviews, tour details

Ben Allison
Biography, discography, reviews, videos, photos, tour details

Kenny Barron
Biography, recordings, groups, reviews, tour details

David Berkman
Biography, discography, reviews, teaching, book publication details

Peter Bernstein
Biography, discography, reviews, tour details

David Binney
Discography, videos, recorded gigs, scores, photos

Brian Blade
Streaming audio /downloads, tour details, online videos

Ron Blake
Biography, discography, reviews, upcoming gigs

Carla Bley
Idiosyncratic but rewarding. Navigate via prison warder to access biography and extensive free pdf library of Carla Bley compositions. Also music for sale and details of fellow 'inmate' Steve Swallow

Gary Burton
Biography, discography, tour details, links

Michael Brecker
News, gallery, discography including short audio samples

George Cables
News, biography, discography, streaming audio of selected album tracks

Terri Lyne Carrington
Biography, discography, itinerary, teaching

James Carter
Biography, discography, reviews

Chris Cheek
Biography, discography, forthcoming gigs

Billy Cobham
Blog with news, 'talking jazz' and drummer forums, gallery, discography, biography, score for 'Spectrum'

Avishai Cohen
News, gig guide, biography, gallery, discography including short audio samples

Ornette Coleman
Harmolodic philosophy (Flash required), biography, forthcoming tour details, discography.

Steve Coleman
Extensive site with MP3 download or streaming audio of out of print Steve Coleman albums and selections from recent albums, M-base collective, interviews, teaching, discography.

Scott Colley
Well featured site. Includes Radio Show (streaming audio of selected earlier releases and hard to find tracks led by Scot Colley), forthcoming tour details, discography.

Ravi Coltrane
News, forthcoming tour details, discography, extensive MP3 download or streaming audio of selections from Ravi Coltrane albums and concerts

Marc Copland
Discography, interview, reviews, performance schedule

Chick Corea
Biography. photographs, discography, tour details

Joey DeFrancesco
Reviews, biography. photographs, discography, tour details

Jack DeJonette
Biography, discography, tour details, downladable video interview clips with Jack DeJonette talking about his work with John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Charles Lloyd and a life in music

Dave Douglas
Biography. projects, sheet music, photographs, detailed discography, tour details

Marty Ehrlich
Discography, biography, tour details, streaming audio

Taylor Eigsti
Discography, photo gallery, tour details, projects

Eliane Elias
Biography, discography, photo gallery, tour details

Peter Erskine
Tour details, extensive discography, biography, photographs

Wayne Escoffery
Biography, discography, gig details, streaming MP3 clips

Bill Evans
Streaming audio sound clips featuring selections from the eclectic sax player’s jazz/bluegrass fusion album “Soulgrass” and his many earlier albums; biography, discography.

Bill Frisell
Tour details, discography, biography, photographs

Kenny Garrett
Discography, biography, track samples, itinerary

Larry Goldings
Tour news, latest recordings and recording plans, excellent Flash based videos (Goldings/Bernstein/ Stewart; with John Scofield; with Maceo Parker, etc)

Terreon Gully
Streaming audio,blog, video archive

Jim Hall
News, biography, discography, projects, extensive free pdf downloads of jazz arrangements, tour details

Herbie Hancock
News, biography, tour details, discussion forum, photo gallery

Kevin Hays
Artistshare site with free downloads of sample tracks

David Hazeltine
Biography, recordings, reviews, itinerary, discography

Fred Hersch
News, discography, tour details, composition listings

Ahmad Jamal
Background information, discography, tour details, photographs, press clippings and critical reviews of the venerable pianist’s work.

Keith Jarrett
Site run by Oliver Bruchez. Concerts, discography, transcriptions and MIDI files

Hank Jones
Biography, discography, "Fresh Air" interview with Terry Gross, video address from the last surviving member of the legendary Jones brothers

Geoffrey Keezer
Discography, biography, tour details, sound /video clips, blog

Steve Khan
Innovative site of the New York based guitarist; features Steve Kahn’s handwritten transcriptions and critical observations on 36 key solos by Jim Hall, Wes Montgomery, Paul Desmond, Grant Green, George Coleman, Michael Brecker and others with downloadable MP3 excerpts to back them up. Also similar details on Steve Khan’s forthcoming album “The Green Field”

David Kikoski
Discography, biography, news

Jonathan Kreisberg
Discography, biography, tour details, bonus MP3s

Joe Locke
Discography, biography, tour details, short sound clips, journal

Joe Lovano
Discography, biography, tour details. Mainly commercially orientated.

Eric Marienthal
Discography, biography, tour details

Branford Marsalis
Discography, biography, press reviews, tour details

Wynton Marsalis
Discography, biography, tour details

Peter Martin
Discography, biography, tour details, videos of performances with Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, Dianne Reeves

Christian McBride
News, biography, tour details, streaming audio

Donny McCaslin
Biography, tour details, streaming audio, discography

John McLaughlin
News, albums, influences, tour details

Bennie Maupin
Biography, "Penumbra" liner notes

Brad Mehldau
Tour news, latest recordings and recording plans, special MP3 downloads

Pat Metheny
Pat Metheny Group latest recording details, audio player, background on band musicians, tour news, merchandise

Mulgrew Miller
Biography, discography, tour news

Charles Mingus
Major resource detailing the work of Sue Mingus in continuing the musical tradition of her late husband; includes details of activity of the Mingus Big Band, Mingus Orchestra and Mingus Dynasty bands, including streaming audio clips.

Mike Moreno
Biography, discography, juke box, tour news

Ted Nash
Biography, discography, gig news, streaming audio clips

Adam Nussbaum
Biography, discography, gig news, photo gallery

Greg Osby
Outstanding site. Discography, biography, tour details, news. Very extensive free MP3 download section featuring live performances by Greg Osby 4 at various venues from 1998 – 2004

John Patitucci
Biography, tour details. Streaming audio of selection of tracks from John Patitucci albums

Danilo Perez
Streaming audio, tour details, online videos, blog, reviews, discography

Kerry Politzer
Discography, biography, gig details

Chris Potter
Informative and entertaining site. Includes Radio Show (streaming audio of favorite earlier releases with commentary from Chris Potter), downloadable scores of Chris Potter compositions, forthcoming tour details, discography.

Sonny Rollins
Discography, biography, gig details, free video podcast series

Wallace Roney
News, reviews, biography, gig details, blog

Renee Rosnes
Discography, biography, tour details, reviews

Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Discography, biography, tour details, live video

George Russell
Discography, biography, 'Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organisation' details from the octogenarian who started 'the modal thing'

David Sanchez
Discography, biography, tour details, reviews, photos

SF Jazz Collective
Collective featuring Bobby Hutcherson, Joshua Redman, Nicholas Peynton,Miguel Zenon, Renee Rosnes, Isaac Smith, Matt Penman, Eric Harland and arranger Gil Goldstein. Biographies, discography, forthcoming repetoire, tour details, ticket booking

Joachim Schoenecker
Home page of the excellent German guitarist; discography, biography, links

John Scofield
Tour news, latest recordings and recording plans, discography, good quality, decent length, sound clips of most of Sco's albums

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Gigs, discography, streaming audio of selected tracks, photo gallery

Mike Stern
Tour news, biography, discography, photos

John Swana
Discography, itinerary, downloadable scores of some John Swana compositions, photo gallery

John Swana
Discography, itinerary, downloadable scores of some John Swana compositions, photo gallery

Steve Swallow
Idiosyncratic but rewarding. Navigate via prison warder to access biography and extensive free pdf library of Steve Swallow compositions. Also music for sale and details of fellow 'inmate' Carla Bley

Joshua Redman
Releases, biography,tour details, photo gallery, blog

Jim Rotondi
Biography, performance schedule, discography

Mark Turner
Blog, information, video forum

McCoy Tyner
Biography, discography, reviews, performance schedule

Dave Weckl
Discography, biography, tour details. Limited streaming audio clips of latest Dave Weckl album

Steve Wilson
Discography, biography, forthcoming gigs, projects

Joe Zawinul / Weather Report
Very comprehensive fan site run by Curt Bianchi. Excellent background information and album reviews of Weather Report and Joe Zawinul’s more recent projects

Sam Yahel
Innovative in design but disfunctional; discography, biography, forthcoming gigs.......

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