Do you know the title of the show/commercial/ etc. that you're looking for? Type it into the title search input. Examples include "The Office," "Blazing Saddles," and many more!
The keyword search will sift through the description of each entry (found by clicking on the "Read more" on the results page). Try searching for keywords like "Sports", "Village Vanguard", or "Saxophone."
Use the medium dropdown to limit your search to only TV shows, commercials, movies, ...etc.
As can be seen in the drop-down menu above, there are a number of stereotypes to implement as search criteria.
JazzInPopCulture is a website and database created by Ramsey Castaneda to collect and catalog mass media references to jazz. Jazz references in popular culture can take many forms, including:
What is most interesting, however, is how a simple reference to jazz can convey a wide range of meanings, from snooty and pretentious, to risque or romantic. Investigation into the use of jazz iconography in popular media reveals insight into the popular perceptions of jazz. While many of these references are entertaining, JazzInPopCulture also aims to illuminate many of the short-comings in jazz culture that musicians and aficionados alike can work to correct.
This website is a labor of love, from the coding, animation, and video ediditing to the reseach and social meida posts on Facebook and Twitter. Please spend some time exploring the website, and let me know of any jazz references not found on this site.
JazzInPopCulture categorizes each jazz reference by three criteria: keywords, stereotypes, medium, and year.
Click on the drop-down
menu for "stereotypes," "medium," and "year" within the search
section in order to see the full search options.
Want to see every entry in a reduced table format? Click Here.