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Jazz: Books

Information on jazz styles, theory, arranging, textbooks, composers, performers, and more

Call Numbers

The following call numbers are useful when looking for jazz materials:

ML3506 - ML3561 Jazz History
M1366 Jazz Scores
MT68 Improvisation

Subject Headings

Using an LC Subject Heading is the most efficient way of searching the library catalog. Search@UW using some of the jazz subjects below. These will include materials in Murphy Library and the Listening Lab.


Popular Music

Jazz -- Analysis, Appreciation

Jazz -- Dictionaries

Jazz Musicians

Jazz Vocals


Also, seach for specific instruments with the added label of "Jazz" as follows:

Clarinet Music (Jazz)

Double Bass Music (Jazz)

Flute Music (Jazz)

Guitar Music (Jazz)

Organ Music (Jazz)

Percussion Music (Jazz)

Piano Music (Jazz)

Saxophone Music (Jazz)

Trombone Music (Jazz)

Trumpet Music (Jazz)

Jazz Reference Books in Murphy Library