Jazz Oral Histories as Primary Sources

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Worksheets, Lessons & Activities, Interactives & Media, Worksheets, Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted: 3/27/2013

Introduce students to using oral histories as primary sources with these interviews with jazz musicians recorded by the Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. The resource includes a guide for teachers and links to oral histories, and a student worksheet accompanies these materials.


Keywords

jazz, music, segregation, Jim Crow, discrimination, civil rights, civil rights movement, race, race records, record, recording, musician, Levy, John, Chicago, Chicago Defender, New Orleans, streetcar, public transportation, New York, Harlem, segregated, performer, performance, primary source, primary sources, oral history, oral histories, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Mose Allison, George Avakian, David Baker, Danny Barker, Kenny Barron, Louie Bellson, George Benson, Dave Brubeck, Kenny Burrell, Candido Camero, Benny Carter, Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Chick Corea, Buddy DeFranco, Jack DeJohnette, Paquito D'Rivera, Lou Donaldson, Dorothy Donegan, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Art Farmer, Frank Foster, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, Lorraine Gordon, Jim Hall, Chico Hamilton, Slide Hampton, Barry Harris, Roy Haynes, Jimmy Heath, Percy Heath, Luther Henderson, Jon Hendricks, Nat Hentoff, Milt Hinton, Bill Holman, Shirley Horn, Bobby Hutcherson, J.J. Johnson, Elvin Jones, Hank Jones, Quincy Jones, Sheila Jordan, Lee Konitz, Yusef Lateef, Hubert Laws, John Levy, Ramsey Lewis, Dave Liebman, Abbey Lincoln, Melba Liston, Johnny Mandel, Branford Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Tom McIntosh, Jackie McLean, Marian McPartland, James Moody, Dan Morgenstern, Eddie Palmieri, Jimmy Owens, Sonny Rollins, Annie Ross, George Russell, Gunther Schuller, Jimmy Scott, Artie Shaw, Wayne Shorter, Dr. Billy Taylor, Clark Terry, Toots Thielemans, McCoy Tyner, Rudy Van Gelder, Cedar Walton, George Wein, Frank Wess, Randy Weston, Joe Wilder, Gerald Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Phil Woods, Snooky Young