The Queens Jazz Trail Map is one that pops up almost every time google ‘jazz map history’. Particular to one part of New York, this map is hand-drawn.
It is, however, only one of a number of jazz-related maps from Ephemera press (and I like the name – what are historical [...]
This site has a series of maps of Chicago listing jazz clubs. I haven’t had a chance to look through it carefully, yet, but I think I’m going to go back and read it in tandem with the Kenney article (Kenney, William Howland. â€œHistorical Context and the Definition of Jazz: Putting More of the [...]
This will make a lot more sense if you read more about it over here at the National Parks Service site. Yes, jazz + parks. It’s a strange American thing. Remind me to post about the Century Ballroom and its interesting relationship with the NPS.
If you’re digging on these maps, [...]
In the earliest parts of my researching into jazz history, I tried to set up a sort of ‘time line’ or map* of musicians and cities and bands. Who played with which band in what city at what time? Then where did they go? This approach was partly based on the idea that particularly [...]