RIPM Jazz Periodicals: Music, History, and Culture now available from EBSCO Information Services

The full-text database features a unique collection of rare and historically significant jazz periodicals.

Music researchers and all those interested in 20th-century cultural, social, and historical disciplines can now access rare music periodicals with the release of RIPM Jazz Periodicals: Music, History, and Culture from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). The collection, produced by Le Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale (RIPM), includes articles, reviews, illustrations, interviews, and advertisements from jazz publications spanning the early 20th century to the early 21st century.

RIPM Jazz Periodicals is an invaluable repository of primary source materials, featuring an extensive collection of rare and unique periodicals covering the diverse spectrum of jazz music. This collection contains unparalleled access to the cultural, social and musical history of jazz, including leading jazz musicians in their own words, nearly 100,000 photographs and 86,000 reviews. RIPM Jazz Periodicals provides access to nearly a century of jazz writing, ranging from Dixieland and ragtime to swing, bebop, free jazz, fusion, and many other genres. Additional topics include:

  • Entertainment Industry News
  • Music Education
  • Music & 20th-Century Society
  • Popular Music

RIPM Jazz Periodicals is updated with new content annually. Future updates will include international publications documenting the wide-ranging dissemination and perception of this originally American art form. RIPM Jazz Periodicals joins  other RIPM databases, also available on EBSCOhost, allowing access to more than 250 years of music literature.”

For more information on the RIPM Jazz Periodicals database, please visit.