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Virtual Bookshelf: Jazz Appreciation Month, April 2021: Jazz Appreciation Month

Books, ebooks, CDs, videos and online resources to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, April 2021: Women's Impact and Contributions in Jazz

2021: Women in Jazz



A selection of books, scores, recordings in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, April 2021.

This year's theme:  Women's Impact and Contributions in Jazz

Learn more about Jazz Appreciation Month, a project of the Smithsonian Museum, here:


For More information about jazz resources in Ball State University Libraries, visit the Research Guide for Jazz:

Women in Jazz: Books

Compact Discs

Over 2,000 compact discs of jazz are listed in OneSearch.  Request CDs from the Education, Music and Media counter by call number.

Selected Recordings by Women Musicians:

    Jackie Allen: Starry Night

     Compact Disc 21301


    Regina Carter: Southern Comfort

    Compact Disc 22083


    Candy Dulfer: Crazy

    Compact Disc 21155


    Roberta Gambarini: You are There

    Compact Disc 19142


    Rebecca Kilgore:  Rebecca Kilgore's

    Lovefest at the PIZZArelli Party

    Compact Disc 21346

    Keiko Matsui: The Road (2011)

    Compact Disc 20615


    Jane Monheit: Home

    Compact Disc 19606


    Bria Skonberg: With a Twist

    Compact Disc 23111


    Cécile Savant: WomanChild

    Compact Disc 22112


    Esperanza Spalding: Radio Music


    Compact Disc 21255


    Verve Remixed: The First Ladies

    Compact Disc 22419


Streaming Video via Ball State University Libraries (log in required from off campus)

Kanopy Streaming Films:  Jazz Playlist

Titles include:


     Qwest TV

    Streaming performances in video

     (trial subscription)

Online Resource for Jazz Study

Online Dictionaries & Encyclopedias of Music (log in required from off campus)

Oxford Music Online

Articles about musicians, composers, instruments, cities, and theoretical topics with bibliographies for each topic.

The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz is available on the Music Collection Reference shelves:

ML 102 .J3 N48 2002

Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Articles about musicians with selective discographies for many. 

Also available on the Music Collection Reference shelves: 

ML 102 .P66 E45 2006

Online Discographies

The Jazz Discography Project

The section on jazz highlights famous albums and links to lists of recordings in different jazz styles.