The Library of Congress recently launched a new Performing Arts Encyclopedia on its Web site (loc.gov). It’s a grand resource for those interested in exploring the realms of music, motion pictures, broadcasting, recorded sound, manuscripts, rare books and other collections.
The site also includes an entire section devoted to jazz. Jazz fans can browse the site by subject or artist and explore musical compositions, performances, recordings, papers, photographs, biographies and extensive music libraries. Currently featured on the jazz portion of the site: The working music library of Andre Previn, the Ella Fitzgerald collection, a jazz in film bibliography, a Pearl Bailey collection and much more.