Bibliography of jazz

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General and history[edit]

Autobiography and biography[edit]

Louis Armstrong

Count Basie

Art Blakey

John Coltrane

Bing Crosby

  • Giddins, Gary. Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams (2001)
  • Giddins, Gary. Bing Crosby: Swinging on a Star (2018)

Miles Davis

Duke Ellington

Bill Evans

Ella Fitzgerald

Dizzy Gillespie

Benny Goodman

Billie Holiday

Pat Metheny

  • Cooke, Mervyn. Pat Metheny: The ECM Years (2017)
  • Niles, Richard. The Pat Metheny Interviews (2009)

Charles Mingus

Thelonious Monk

Charlie Parker

Art Pepper

Sonny Rollins

Fats Waller

Instruction[edit]

Instruments – history[edit]

Drums[edit]

Guitar[edit]

  • Barth, Joe (2006). Voices in Jazz Guitar. Pacific, MO: Mel Bay. ISBN 0786676795.
  • Carlton, Jim (2009). Conversations with Great Jazz and Studio Guitarists. Pacific, MO: Mel Bay. ISBN 978-078665123-8.
  • Sallis, James, ed. (1996). The Guitar in Jazz: An Anthology. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. ISBN 9780803242500.
  • Yanow, Scott (2013). The Great Jazz Guitarists: The Ultimate Guide. San Francisco: Backbeat. ISBN 978-1-61713-023-6.

Piano[edit]

Trumpet[edit]

Photography[edit]

Record labels[edit]

  • Kennedy, Rick (2013). Jelly Roll, Bix, and Hoagy: Gennett Records and the Rise of America's Musical Grassroots (Rev. & expanded edition. ed.). Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-00747-6.
  • Kennedy, Rick; McNutt, Randy (1999). Little Labels, Big Sound: Small Record Companies and the Rise of American Music. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0253214348.