You are at JazzStandards.com, a website dedicated to the preservation of information for the musical compositions known as Jazz Standards.
The information at this site has been assembled from hundreds of reference books and historical documents with additional commentary by jazz performers, historians, and musicologists.
In one location you can find:
- A list of the 1000 most-frequently recorded jazz standard compositions (Click on Songs)
- Detailed information on the top 300 jazz standards including origins, historical notes, musical analyses, CD suggestions, and much more (Click on Songs)
- Concise Biographies for the writers and introducing performers
- A decade-by-decade look at Jazz History through the trends, events, and people who shaped the jazz standards canon
- A seven-part series on Jazz Theory.
- References on hundreds of songs to help you in your research (look in Songs, Biographies and the Jazz Standards Bookstore)