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Over the past few years AAJ has developed several systems that serve the online jazz community. If you're a professional or simply an enthusiast, chances are you'll want to familiarize yourself with what we have to offer. Please read on...
  1. Daily Download Update
  2. A Word From Our Sponsors...
  3. Musician Center Improvements
  4. Visual Arts Center Update
  5. Jazz News: Reaching Readers at AAJ and Beyond
  6. Upcoming Releases Center
  7. Most Read Articles & CD Reviews

Daily Download Update

It's been three months since we launched the Download Center, featuring a free daily track, and we continue to expand our user base and improve the service. AAJ is committed to offering an eclectic mix of quality tunes spanning all genres of jazz. We recently received this email from an active download user:

"I love your free download section. I consistently hear things off there that I really like, and often end up buying. A whole track is much more times more compelling than a 30-second clip, and it's especially nice to have an entry point into contemporary jazz—it's easy enough to figure out which hundreds of great recordings from the '60s I should buy, but I like to support musicians who are actually still alive and working too. There's a lot more really good, current stuff out there than I thought."

~Barbara Lilie (Harper Collins Publishing)

We expanded our Top 50 downloads report to a Top 100, with several tracks closing in on 2,000 downloads. We also offer a Top 25 in the Last 30 Days report so you can see what's hot right now.

If you are or represent a jazz musician or a record label and would like to feature your music at All About Jazz, click here for more information about our download program.

A Word From Our Sponsors...

AAJ is proud to showcase these exciting new releases at our Showcase Center.

Eugene Marlow's A Summer Afternoon With You, David Tughan's Builders Brew, Eliott James's Cinematic Life, Dave Phillips and Freedance's Freedance Live, David Ullmann's Hidden, John Bishop's Nothing if Not Something, Ron Kaplan's Saloon, Hiromi's Spiral, Kayle Brecher's Spy Music, PT Gazell & the Side Effects' Swingin' Easy...Hittin' Hard, Nika Rejto's Teazing Socrates, Rick Frank's The Labyrinth, Kit McClure Band's The Sweethearts Project and Andile Yenana's Who's Got The Map.

We invite you to show your support for AAJ by clicking through to these artists' websites and listening to music from their latest releases.

Are you or do you represent a jazz musician or record label? Click here for more information about promoting your new CD at AAJ.

Musician Center Improvements

Over 2,000 musicians have added their profiles to the AAJ Musician Center, which continues to grow each day.

As a musician, a profile page at AAJ can serve you in many ways. First, your page in the Musician Center will index high on a Google search, so it will drive traffic to your website. Secondly, you're giving AAJ readers a convenient way to find information about you and your music. We recently added two bits of info to a profile: a link to an available download (see bassist Dave Phillips' profile) and a link to all related articles at AAJ (see trumpeter Dave Douglas' profile). And once the calendar of events is in place, you'll have the opportunity to access a musician's appearance schedule.

It's all coming together.

Visual Arts Center Update

The All About Jazz Visual Arts Center, which is updated daily, now showcases nearly 150 exhibits and over 9,000 jazz photos, paintings, and illustrations. Look for new contributions from Brian O'Connor, David Klemencic, Jorge Lardone, Jose Manuel Horna, Juan-Carlos Hernandez, Pat A. Robinson, Richard Heiman, Eric van Nieuwland, Jorge Lardone, Jorge Luis Álvarez Pupo, Mark Sheldon, Sue Storey, Ziga Mucic and Steve Hockenyos.

We're currently featuring the work of noted photographers John Abbott, Jose Manuel Horna, Richard Timbers and graphic artists Lauren Camp and David Klemencic on the AAJ home page.

Horace Silver by Jose Manuel Horna

Jazz News: Reaching Readers at AAJ and Beyond

Daily news has become an essential part of AAJ over the years and we've seen our news activity grow significantly in with advent of AAJ Live Content, RSS, and Google syndication.

If you're an artist, record label publicist, an independent publicist, or promoter, make the News Center a part of your announcementment strategy. We use it for our own in-house announcements and we consistently reach thousands of readers with our message. You can too.

What constitutes news? New CD/DVD/book release information, tour/appearance, general industry news, special events, obits, record label signings and more.

Upcoming Releases Center

Visit the Upcoming Releases Center for the most comprehensive look at what's coming soon.

Whether it's new releases (on CD and DVD) from your favorite artists on labels like ECM, ArtistShare, Cryptogramophone, Thirsty Ear, Palmetto, Criss Cross, or reissues of archival titles from labels like Blue Note, Sony, Nonesuch or Prestige, AAJ is the most up-to-date place on the web to find out what's coming. Updated twice a month.

If you're a record label publicist or artist, make a point of submitting your release information regularly.

Most Read Articles & CD Reviews

Our most read new articles this month...

  1. Year in Review: 2005
  2. Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: Three-Way Street
  3. Christine Tobin: Romancing the Radical
  4. More Music, Less Opportunity?
  5. Bobo Stenson: Faithful Yet Expansive
  6. Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings
  7. Ron Carter
  8. Indian Ocean: Deep, Vast, Free-Flowing
  9. Running the Voodoo Down: The Electric Music of Miles Davis
  10. Post-Katrina Jazz in New Orleans

And the most read CD reviews...

  1. Wilco - Kicking Television: Live in Chicago
  2. Chris Potter - Underground
  3. Grateful Dead - Fillmore West 1969
  4. Jim Hall / Geoffrey Keezer - Free Association
  5. Paul Motian Band - Garden of Eden
  6. Electric Masada - At The Mountains of Madness
  7. Brad Mehldau - Day Is Done
  8. Edsel Gomez - Cubist Music
  9. John Hollenbeck & Jazz Bigband Graz - Joys & Desires
  10. Blue Notes Orchestra - 30th Anniversary

View the Top 50 most read CD reviews, articles, and news in the last 30 days.

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