The Jazz History Database (JHDB) is a service of Worcester Polytechnic
Institute (WPI) and the Massachusetts Association for Jazz Education
with the generous support of Dorothy Weiss.
All materials have been processed and edited by faculty and students
of WPI in Worcester, MA where the JHDB is hosted.
All items are shared with the permission of contributors
and are edited to remove copyright protected content.
The content in this site is provided for non-profit personal or
use. No content may be resold, republished, or otherwise used for profit
without the express permission of its respective copyright owner.
The JHDB is a "secure" application. This means that it can be accessed
Video and audio recordings provided by the JHDB include the "streaming
play" function, which allows users to play the media selections, but not
"download" function, so materials may not be copied to your computer.
All material provided by the JHDB is provided only and exclusively for
informational value and for the personal enjoyment of the users of the
JHDB, and/or for the "fair use" for educational (archival) purposes
contemplated by applicable copyright statutes, and not for republication
or re-transmission of the text/images/audio/video files in any print,
audio, video or electronic application now known or later to be
Since the Media Library involves volumes of copyright-protected text,
photos, audio files and video clips, and since this material is the
intellectual property of its various authors, the JHDB may be accessed
only by individuals who have acknowledged certain limitations of use,
particularly as may involve the sharing of this actual and intellectual
property with others. Before any use of the JHDB occurs, and as a
necessary precondition for any such use, the prospective user ("the
thus acknowledges, agrees and covenants as follows:
(1) that contributors grant the JHDB non-exclusive permission to display
the material provided.
(2) that all elements of the JHDB including text, images, audio and
files ("Material") embodied therein have been copyright protected by the
authors of this Material, or must be treated as though such copyright
protection actually exists.
(3) that any commercial use of this Material for benefit or profit,
including the live streaming of audio and/or video files at public
functions and/or performances is prohibited.
(4) that any republication or re-transmission of this Material in any
print, audio, video or electronic application now known or later to be
developed, is prohibited.
(5) that any files downloaded from the JHDB are to remain in the
possession and under the control of the User at all times. Specifically,
the User agrees not to email these files as attachments to other
individuals, not to copy and save these files on computers belonging to
others, and not to post them on or make them available to any public or
private "P2P" file-sharing networks such as or similar to Limewire(tm),
Shareaza(tm), Bearshare(tm), Ares(tm), Morpheus(tm), or BitTorrent(tm).
(6) that the User agrees not to employ any mechanical or electronic
such as a "robot" or "bot" or "scraper" or any other such device in
to bulk capture (download) the content of the JHDB, or to misuse the
Library in any manner, either aided electronically or not, as might deny
the use of this application to others.
(7) the User acknowledges that any apparent infraction of the terms of
this Agreement will be met by immediate legal recourse.
(8) the User acknowledges that the JHDB is a service of the
Association for Jazz Education ("MAJE"), and that the terms of this
Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of
The User signals his/her agreement to the above terms, and his/her
acceptance of these terms, by any subsequent use of the JHDB.