Jazz Appreciation Month at The Urbana Free Library

 

To celebrate Jazz as an American art form, the Smithsonian Institute has designated April as Jazz Appreciation Month. The Urbana Free Library takes pride in holding a broad and deep collection of jazz, as well as rock, pop, blues, folk, country, classical, international, and soundtrack (music and show) genres. To help you dig deeper into this extensive collection, try these specific searches:

By Era

For early Jazz (up to 1940):
http://cucatalog.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=6.1033.0.0.7&type=Boolean&term=%28MAT=19%20OR%20MAT=21%29%20AND%20SU=%27Jazz%201921-1930%27%20OR%20%27Jazz%201931-1940%27&by=KW&sort=MP&limit=&query=&page=0&searchid=6

1941-1960
http://cucatalog.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=6.1033.0.0.7&type=Boolean&term=%28MAT=19%20OR%20MAT=21%29%20AND%20SU=%27Jazz%201941-1950%27%20OR%20%27Jazz%201951-1960%27&by=KW&sort=TI&limit=&query=&page=0&searchid=20

1961-1980
http://cucatalog.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=6.1033.0.0.7&type=Boolean&term=%28MAT=19%20OR%20MAT=21%29%20AND%20SU=%27Jazz%201961-1970%27%20OR%20%27Jazz%201971-1980%27&by=KW&sort=TI&limit=&query=&page=0&searchid=21

1981-2000
http://cucatalog.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=6.1033.0.0.7&type=Boolean&term=%28MAT=19%20OR%20MAT=21%29%20AND%20SU=%27jazz%201981-1990%27%20OR%20%27jazz%201991-2000%27&by=KW&sort=TI&limit=&query=&page=0&searchid=22

2001- 2020
http://cucatalog.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=6.1033.0.0.7&type=Boolean&term=%28MAT=19%20OR%20MAT=21%29%20AND%20SU=%27Jazz%202001-2010%27%20OR%20%27Jazz%202011-2020%27&by=KW&sort=TI&limit=&query=&page=0&searchid=23

 

By Style

 

Bop
http://cucatalog.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=6.1033.0.0.7&type=Boolean&term=%28MAT=19%20OR%20MAT=21%29%20AND%20SU=%27bop%20music%27&by=KW&sort=TI&limit=&query=&page=0&searchid=24

Big Band Jazz:
http://cucatalog.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=6.1033.0.0.7&type=Boolean&term=%28MAT=19%20OR%20MAT=21%29%20AND%20SU=%27Big%20Band%20Music%27&by=KW&sort=TI&limit=&query=&page=0&searchid=9

For free jazz:
http://cucatalog.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=6.1033.0.0.7&type=Boolean&term=%28MAT=19%20OR%20MAT=21%29%20AND%20SU=%27free%20jazz%27&by=KW&sort=TI&limit=&query=&page=0&searchid=14

Jazz vocals:
http://cucatalog.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=6.1033.0.0.7&type=Boolean&term=%28MAT=19%20OR%20MAT=21%29%20AND%20SU=%27jazz%20vocals%27&by=KW&sort=TI&limit=&query=&page=0&searchid=17

Latin Jazz:
http://cucatalog.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=6.1033.0.0.7&type=Boolean&term=%28MAT=19%20OR%20MAT=21%29%20AND%20SU=%27latin%20jazz%27&by=KW&sort=TI&limit=&query=&page=0&searchid=25

 

A few highlighted artists:

 

Ella Fitzgerald
http://cucatalog.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=6.1033.0.0.7&type=Keyword&term=ella%20fitzgerald&by=KW&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=TOM=rec&query=&page=0&searchid=35

Miles Davis
http://cucatalog.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=6.1033.0.0.7&type=Keyword&term=miles%20davis&by=KW&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=TOM=rec&query=&page=0&searchid=36

Duke Ellingtion
http://cucatalog.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=6.1033.0.0.7&type=Keyword&term=duke%20ellington&by=KW&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=TOM=rec&query=&page=0&searchid=37

Count Basie
http://cucatalog.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=6.1033.0.0.7&type=Keyword&term=count%20basie&by=KW&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=TOM=rec&query=&page=0&searchid=38

Django Reindhart
http://cucatalog.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=6.1033.0.0.7&type=Advanced&term=reinhardt,%20django,%201910-1953&relation=ALL&by=AU&bool4=AND&limit=TOM=msr&sort=RELEVANCE&page=0&searchid=53

Louis Armstrong
http://cucatalog.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=6.1033.0.0.7&type=Advanced&term=louis%20armstrong&relation=ALL&by=AU&bool4=AND&limit=TOM=msr&sort=RELEVANCE&page=0&searchid=54

 

Also, check out our Jazz performance DVD’s!

https://cucatalog.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=6.1033.0.0.1&type=Keyword&term=jazz%20performances&by=KW&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=TOM=dvd&query=&page=0&searchid=7

and

New Jazz at the library!
http://cucatalog.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=6.1033.0.0.7&type=Boolean&term=(%20MAT=21)%20AND%20SU='Jazz'&by=KW&sort=MP&limit=&query=&page=0&searchid=2                                             

 

Enjoy!