10 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Jazz musicians--United States.

  1. Max Roach papers, 1880-2012

    approximately 98,750 items. 195 containers. 122 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Max Roach was an American jazz drummer, composer, educator, and activist. The collection includes music manuscripts, writings, correspondence, business papers, photographs, programs, sound recordings, and other materials related to his career. It also contains a variety of materials pertaining to vocalist Abbey Lincoln and countless other jazz artists, including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie,...

  2. Billy Strayhorn music manuscripts and estate papers, 1918-2015

    approximately 17,700 items. 86 containers. 39 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967) was an American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and lyricist. He is prominently known as the leading arranger for the Duke Ellington Orchestra, a position that he held for nearly three decades. The collection chiefly contains scores, sketches, lead sheets, and parts for original compositions and arrangements by Strayhorn and Ellington, as well as business papers,...

  3. Gerry Mulligan collection, circa 1940-1994

    Approximately 200,000 items ; 160 containers ; 80.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Gerry Mulligan (1927-1996) was an American jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, and bandleader. The collection chiefly consists of scores, sketches, lead sheets, and instrumental parts for original compositions by Mulligan as well as for works by other composers. In many instances, there are multiple versions of Mulligan's best-known works. These music materials include manuscripts, holograph...

  4. Eric Dolphy collection, 1939-1964

    Approximately 250 items ; 6 containers ; 5.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Eric Dolphy was an American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. The collection consists of manuscript scores, sketches, parts, and lead sheets for works composed by Dolphy and others.

  5. Billy Taylor papers, 1942-2004

    around 150,000 items ; 350 containers ; 137.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Billy Taylor was an American jazz pianist, composer, educator, broadcaster, lecturer and advocate. The collection contains materials related to his life and career, including music manuscripts, correspondence, writings by and about Taylor, business papers, promotional and publicity materials, clippings, scripts, programs, photographs, awards, honorary degrees and plaques. The music materials...

  6. Dexter Gordon collection, circa 1940-1996

    approximately 7,550 items ; 30 containers ; 14 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Dexter Gordon was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, and actor. The collection contains materials documenting his life and work, including biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, programs, clippings, business papers, scripts, awards, and honors. The collection also contains music composed by Gordon and others, including manuscript, holograph manuscript, printed, and...

  7. Ella Fitzgerald collection, 1956-1992

    23,500 items. 285 containers. 176 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) was a popular and highly-respected American jazz and pop vocalist and recording artist. The Ella Fitzgerald Collection chiefly consists of musical arrangements made for her by more than fifty arrangers and orchestrators. Arrangers whose works are found in this collection include Buddy Bregman, Benny Carter, Frank DeVol, Russ Garcia, Billy May, Marty Paich, Nelson...

  8. Glenda Abdoo and Ken Crawford papers from the Kurt Weisbecker collection, 1931-2006

    0.8 linear feet (3 boxes, approximately 350 items). -- Recorded Sound Reference Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Glenda Abdoo and Ken Crawford papers from the Kurt Weisbecker collection consists of correspondence, greeting cards, photographs, and other material highlighting the relationship between Pittsburgh-area jazz fans/collectors Glenda Abdoo and Ken Crawford, and notable jazz performers from the 1950's and 1960s.

  9. Chet Baker materials from the papers of Diane Vavra, 1970-1989

    108 items ; 2 boxes ; 1.7 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Chet Baker was an American jazz trumpeter whose early success in the 1950s was due not only to his musical talents, but also to his model good looks. He rose to prominence as a member of baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan's quartet and later established himself as acclaimed vocalist during the 1950s. Baker began an on-again, off-again relationship with Diane Vavra in 1970 and was with her...

  10. Bruce Lundvall papers, 1946-2012

    approximately 1,600 items ; 8 containers ; 4.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Bruce Lundvall was an American record company executive best known for his tenure as president and CEO of Blue Note Records. Lundvall was responsible for the revitalization of the label between 1984 and 2010, and signed many of the brightest stars in jazz and popular music, including Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Norah Jones, Wynton Marsalis, Willie Nelson, Cassandra Wilson, and countless others. The...