Meet Dan Bilawsky
How does writing about jazz contribute to the music itself? All press is good press, in that it helps to disseminate information. Writing about jazz furthers the reach of this art form, which is often given the cold shoulder in major press and markets.
What do you like most about All About Jazz? A large reach, up-to-date information and wide-ranging content all help to make AAJ the best jazz resource out there today.
What positives have come from your association with All About Jazz? My association with AAJ has been positive in a number of ways. First and foremost, I have to say that Michael Ricci, John Kelman and the AAJ Editorial Staff have helped me sharpen my writing skills. Next, I have to acknowledge the fact that AAJ has given me access to a treasure trove of music, in recorded and live forms. I've connected with countless musicians, label heads, promoters, writers, and publicists, who all put great effort into the promotion of this great art form. Finally, I have to say that travel has become an unexpected fringe benefit. As I write this, I'm preparing to go to South Africa to cover the Cape Town Jazz Festival for AAJ. I wouldn't trade these experiences for anything!
Dan Bilawsky at All About Jazz.