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Meet Esther Berlanga Ryan

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I currently live in: San Jose, CAI joined All About Jazz in: 2009What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? I mainly wanted to give musicians a chance to be heard. And there is nothing like asking a question and hearing the artist go, “Wow... let me think about that one." Most become like family to me, and we remain in contact. I love jazz, it defines me. So doing this makes me extremely happy.How do you contribute to All About Jazz? I am an interviewer. I basically knock on musicians' doors ...

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Meet Hrayr Attarian

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I currently live in: Oak Park, ILI joined All About Jazz in: 2006What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? I have grown up on jazz and it has been one of my passions. At one point in time I had considered being a full time writer. When I decided to merge my two avocations I was looking for an appropriate outlet. My wife found All About Jazz one evening and brought it to my attention. I was immediately impressed by the quality of the writing and the breadth and depth of the content.

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Meet Eyal Hareuveni

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I currently live in: Jerusalem, IsraelI joined All About Jazz in: 2004What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? At first, All About Jazz provided me a way to express my thoughts, insights and feelings about certain albums that I was listening to, and shared with other friends, online and in private talks. Later I found out that that through All about Jazz I coud get to know some of my favorite musicians, get more music, and ultimately attempt to make the music and the musicians more accessible to larger audiences. How ...

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Meet David Wayne

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I currently live in: Santa Fe, NMI joined All About Jazz in: 2004What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? I am a music fanatic. I play the drums. I was involved in college radio for years and I'd love to do a show again. Maybe when I retire!I like to write. It's not easy or natural for me, in fact it's quite painstaking, but I like it. Music is important, and writing about it helps me determine what it is that I value in music; and in all of the arts, ...

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Meet Maxim Micheliov

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I currently live in: Vilnius, Lithuania

I joined All About Jazz in: 2010

What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? My professional background is in web marketing, and I connected with Michael Ricci through Chris Rich, who encouraged me to submit my first article “Howard Riley: Five Decades in Music." High visibility for my article was a strong consideration, so I felt AAJ was a good fit. Currently the article has nearly 15,000 page views and shows up #2 in Google search for “Howard Riley." The next interview “ Dominic Duval: ...

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Meet Geoff Anderson

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I currently live in: Littleton, COI joined All About Jazz in: 2007What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? It all started at a concert by George Brooks and his band Summit at the Boulder Theater around 2002. The band featured tabla maestro Zakir Hussain as well as guitarist Fareed Haque. Brooks played tenor sax, Steve Smith was on trap drums and Kai Eckhardt played bass. The music was a unique combination of Western jazz and Indian music. I was so blown away that I felt compelled to write about the concert and tell ...

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Meet Dom Minasi

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I currently live in: New York, NYI joined All About Jazz in: 2012What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? All About Jazz is the first thing I read in the morning, there is a wealth of information and I thought as a working musician I could offer a particular point of view on topics where I have experience.How do you contribute to All About Jazz? I have a column called On and Off the Grid.What is your musical background? I began studying guitar when I was seven years old. ...

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Meet Bruce Lindsay

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I currently live in: Norwich, Norfolk UKI joined All About Jazz in: 2008What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? I thought it might be a good way to blag the occasional free album. Once I started to contribute I realised that it could be much more, that I might actually be able to make a contribution to the music as well.How do you contribute to All About Jazz? Mostly as an album reviewer--I write in excess of 100 each year. I also write a few live reviews and interviews.What ...

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Meet C. Michael Bailey

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I currently live in: Bryant, ARI joined All About Jazz in: 1997What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? In 1997, the Internet was such a new place. I saw a fledgling request from one Michael Ricci asking for jazz articles for his new website, All About Jazz. I had already been doing a bit of music writing for several years without an acceptable outlet and I hoped that All About Jazz would prove to be such. I put together and submitted my first review-- Art Pepper: San Francisco Samba (Contemporary, 1997)--and 15-year later, ...

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Meet Dan McClenaghan

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I currently live in: Oceanside, CAI joined All About Jazz in: 2002What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? I'd always sought out the reviews in the print magazines. Cruising the web, I found All About Jazz and liked it. I contacted Michael Ricci to see if he could use another reviewer. He said yes.How do you contribute to All About Jazz? I write CD reviews, the occasional concert review, the occasional interview.What is your musical background? One year of clarinet in the school band. One year of honor choir ...

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Meet Dan Bilawsky

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I currently live in: Northport, NYI joined All About Jazz in: 2010What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? I started writing for Jazz Improv/Jazz Inside Magazine in 2005 and continued writing for that publication until the summer of 2009. At that point, I took some time off from writing but continued to stay abreast of all the latest news/music under the jazz heading. My primary sources of information at that time were the best known print media outlets out there (i.e. Jazz Times, Downbeat, etc.), but I became more and more impressed with ...

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Meet Sammy Stein

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I currently live in: London, actually about 70 miles away but London is the nearest big city.I joined All About Jazz in: 2012What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? I am interested in free form jazz but also many other genres. I had written books and articles for many publications but never on music. I decided tentatively to give music writing a go as it has always been a passion and had a few things published on small sites. When I approached AAJ they showed an immediate interest. They checked out my past ...

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Meet Dr. Judith Schlesinger

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I currently live in: Dobbs Ferry, NYI joined All About Jazz in: 2002What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz?Was thrilled to discover it back in 2002. Happy to do whatever I can to nurture and promote my favorite music.How do you contribute to All About Jazz?By doing CD reviews and two columns: Shrinktunes, about the overlap of music and psychology, and Nite & Disk, where I discuss a CD and its live performance. What is your musical background?I studied classical piano as a ...

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Meet Edward Blanco

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I currently live in: Miami, FL.I joined All About Jazz in: 2005What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? The desire to participate in some small way, in helping to promote and become a part of the jazz music I love. AAJ is the top jazz resource on the internet and it provides me an opportunity to get published and read by a wider audience than any other site could provide.How do you contribute to All About Jazz? Though I have written festival, concert and DVD reviews in the past, my main ...



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