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Jazz Studies Guide

Find Jazz Scores, Sheet Music, and Transcriptions

The Music Library (Fenwick 2B) houses both the circulating scores (which you can borrow) and non-circulating music reference scores (which must be consulted on-site only). The library's score collection includes study scores and sheet music.

Use library search to find specific jazz scores by title, author, keyword, or genre. Once you get your results, filter to Resource Type: Scores. To only view scores we have online, filter to Availability: Online.

Here are a few search examples:

Freddie Hubbard

Clifford Brown Transcriptions

Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin

Trumpet Transcriptions



Jazz Instrumental Scores

  • M6-M175.5:  Jazz music for solo instruments is shelved with other music for solo instruments, in order by instrument
  • M1366: Jazz music for 2 or more instruments; includes big band and dance orchestra music
  • M1630.18:  Fake books

Jazz Vocal Music

  • M1622:  Vaudeville and music-hall songs published between 1850 and 1923
  • M1630.18-M1630.2: American popular songs
  • M1680.18:  Collections of North & South American popular songs (includes Latin jazz)

Digital Sheet Music

You can search exclusively for printable digital sheet music through the library's NJVID database.

1. Click on NJVID.

2. Click "Collections."

3. Click "Digital Scores."

4. Search under "Search this collection."