Some of our favorite things to read watch and listen to

Documentaries and movies:

Rhythm trainer APPs:

for IOS
for Android

Things on Youtube:

Podcasts and Blogs:

Podcast must listen: Duke Ellington, Illinois Jacquet, Ella Fitzgerald, Bessie Smith, Harry “Sweet” Edison, Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Fletcher Henderson, Erroll Garner, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Mary Lou Williams

“My favorite Blog article by Daniel Newsome called “what is this thing called SWING?”  i clearly remember a moment in my dance life when this blog changed my dancing and understanding 180 degrees” Pamela 


We tried to pick some artists and bands from our playlists we use for dancing. We tried to group these under the styles. Have in mind that many musicians played many different styles of jazz during their career. Also many leaders had big bands and small groups, some musicians played in orchestras, but had their own bands.
King Oliver | Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five, and His Hot Seven | Sydney Bechet | Jelly Roll Morton | Kid Ory | The Washboard Rhythm Kings | Jack Teagarden ​

Count Basie | Chick Webb | Jimmie Lunceford | Duke Ellington | Benny Moten | Blanche Calloway | Fletcher Henderson | Benny Goodman | Cab Calloway | Consuela Carter (International Sweethearts of Rhythm) | Lionel Hampton | Artie Shaw | Woody Herman | Earl Hines | Lil Hardin Armstrong ​

Lester Young | Billie Holiday | Ben Webster | Illinois Jacquet | Teddy Wilson | Ella Fitzgerald | Mary Lou Williams | Bud Freeman | Erskine Hawkins | Johnny Hodges | Gene Krupa | Oscar Peterson | Fats Waller | Rex Stewart | Cootie Williams | Roy Eldridge | Slim Gaillard ​
Sammy Price | Buddy Johnson | Roy Milton | Louis Jordan ​
Django Reinhardt | Stefan Grappelli ​