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  Jazz Resources


 Recommended Artists for Each Instrument

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  This list is by no means all-inclusive.  It is merely a "start".  Artists are listed in random order.

Alto Sax

Charlie Parker

Cannonball Adderley

Ornette Coleman

Johnny Hodges

Kenny Garrett

Sonny Stitt

Phil Woods

Lee Konitz

Jackie McLean

Lou Donaldson



Tenor Sax

Lester Young

Coleman Hawkins

John Coltrane

Sonny Rollins

Hank Mobley

Wayne Shorter

Joe Henderson

Benny Golson

Dexter Gordon

Stan Getz

Bari Sax/ Misc. Reeds

Gerry Mulligan

Pepper Adams

Harry Carney

Sidney Bechet

Benny Goodman

Charles Lloyd

Rashaan Roland Kirk

Joe Temperley

Hamiet Blueitt



Dizzy Gillespie

Louis Armstrong

Miles Davis

Freddie Hubbard

Lee Morgan

Kenny Dorham

Woody Shaw

Booker Little

Clifford Brown

Clark Terry


JJ Johnson

Curtis Fuller

"Tricky" Sam Nanton

Frank Rosolino

Slide Hampton

Bob Brookmeyer

Al Grey

Kid Ory

Urbie Green

Carl Fontana




Jim Hall

Wes Montgomery

Grant Green
Charlie Christian
Freddie Greene

Django Reinhart
Joe Pass
Tal Farlow
Jimmy Raney
Charlie Hunter



Art Tatum

Duke Ellington

Count Basie

Bill Evans

McCoy Tyner

Oscar Peterson

Thelonius Monk

Herbie Hancock

Chick Corea

Michel Camilo



Ray Brown

Jimmy Blanton

Paul Chambers

Oscar Pettiford

Charles Mingus

Charlie Haden

Ron Carter

Dave Holland

Jimmy Garrison

Scott LaFaro


Art Blakey

Elvin Jones

Philly Joe Jones

Jo Jones

Ed Thigpen

Tony Williams

Max Roach

Billy Higgins

Roy Haynes

Jimmy Cobb


Frank Sinatra

Ella Fitzgerald

Sarah Vaughn

Louis Armstrong

Nat King Cole

Kurt Elling

Billie Holiday

Johnny Hartman

Joe Williams

Betty Carter

Jamey Abersold's Scale Syllabus
This gives a breakdown of what scales to use for certain chord changes.
Adobe Acrobat Document 405.2 KB
Jazz Nomenclature
Don't know what the chord symbols mean? Use this to assist with what chords and scales to play.
Adobe Acrobat Document 207.5 KB   Jazz Radio at it’s finest  Big Band’s best friend on the air  Jazz Smithsonian  The golden age of Jazz  Jazz Resource  Jazz resource   Jazz resource  Famous “Great Day In Harlem”
Missouri List of Recommended Literature (pdf) - Great resource for charts         

Latin Sheet Music - Latin Jazz
North Scott HS Jazz Student Resource Page - Artist links, etc. - Resource for jazz trombone