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Jazz Research

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Matthew Vest
Subjects:Music & Dance

Browsing Jazz Books at UCLA

Use the suggestions below to help guide you in your UCLA Library searches and in looking through the stacks. 

Library Call Numbers for Browsing Scholarship on Jazz

Call Number Subject Heading
ML 3506 Jazz--History and criticism
ML 3508 Bop (Music)--History and criticism
Cool jazz-History and criticism 
Free jazz-United States--History and criticism
Jazz--Social Aspects--United States
ML 3518 Swing (music)--History

Library Subject Headings for Browsing Scholarship on Jazz

The following is a non-exhaustive list of subject headings* that you can use to guide your research in Jazz.

Subject Headings
Jazz--History and critcism
Jazz--Japan--History and criticism
Jazz in literature
Jazz musicians--biography

* What's a subject heading: A subject heading is a term or phrase used to classify like materials in the UCLA Library catalog.

Kenny Burrell

This photo is part of the Mark Weber Jazz Collection. To view it and more items in the collection, please visit UCLA Library Digital Collections

Kenny Burrell  is currently the Director of Jazz Studies at UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology. His archival collection is housed at the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA