All About Jazz

Home » Celebrating jazz 24/7 since 1995

Dear All About Jazz Readers,

If you're familiar with All About Jazz, you know that we've dedicated over two decades to supporting jazz as an art form, and more importantly, the creative musicians who make it. Our enduring commitment has made All About Jazz one of the most culturally important websites of its kind in the world reaching hundreds of thousands of readers every month. However, to expand our offerings and develop new means to foster jazz discovery we need your help.

You can become a sustaining member for a modest $20 and in return, we'll immediately hide those pesky Google ads PLUS deliver exclusive content and provide access to future articles for a full year! This combination will not only improve your AAJ experience, it will allow us to continue to rigorously build on the great work we first started in 1995. Read on to view our project ideas...

  • Frank Zappa's Jazz Legacy Refuses to Die

    Frank Zappa's Jazz Legacy Refuses to Die

    He might have stated that "jazz is not dead, it just smells funny", but 25 years after his passing, Zappa's jazz legacy is more relevant than ever so we look into how the jazz world has embraced his genius...

  • Michael League: Snarky Puppy's Jazz-Schooled, Grassroots Visionary

    Michael League: Snarky Puppy's Jazz-Schooled,...

    Bassist, composer, bandleader, sideman, producer, record label owner, festival head... These are some of the many hats Michael League has acquired since embarking on his musical odyssey at...

  • Celebrating the 2018 Super Fans

    Celebrating the 2018 Super Fans

    You've seen them around. They're at all the gigs, their attention focused deeply on the bandstand, as much a part of their local jazz scenes as the musicians and venues. They know and love the music...

  • Big in Japan, Part 2: Osaka & the Eri Yamamoto Connection

    Big in Japan, Part 2: Osaka & the Eri Yamamoto...

    In Part 1 of Big in Japan we looked at the early history of jazz music in that country -a history that dates back to the same time frame as the Jazz Age in the United States. The influence of American dance music was...

  • Pete McCann: Mild-Mannered Superhero Guitarist

    Pete McCann: Mild-Mannered Superhero Guitarist

    A mainstay of the New York scene, guitarist Pete McCann released his sixth recording as a leader Pay For It On The Other Side. He is also an in demand sideman working in everything from duos to big bands, and...

Best of 2018 | Reviews

Daily album reviews—from independent to major label releases.

The Tale

Serendip
The Tale

Down a Rabbit Hole

Ayn Inserto Jazz...
Down a Rabbit Hole

Trioliloquy

A/B Trio
Trioliloquy

Perspectives II

Billie Davies Trio
Perspectives II

Red

Vinyl Hampdin
Red

Everything's OK

Whose Hat is This?
Everything's OK

Making Bones, Taking Draughts, Bearing Unstable Millstones Pridefully, Idiotically, Prosaically

Josh Sinton's...
Making Bones,...

Legacy

Eagles
Legacy

Features | Articles

Interviews, columns, concert reviews, and more.

Listen

Discover new jazz!

News

Sponsored announcements from the industry.

Born Today

Celebrating jazz birthdays every day.
James Booker
James Booker

The Piano Prince. As a piano player from New Orleans, he has no peers,though there is legion of those who have tried to imitate, duplicate and emulate his phenomenal approach on the keys. James... read more

Jazz Near You

Date Detail Price
Dec17Mon
8:00 PM
Dave Detwiler & The White House Band
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
Dec17Mon
10:00 PM
Dave Detwiler & The White House Band
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
Dec17Mon
18:30
David Schulman And Herman Burney
Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar
Washington, DC
Dec18Tue
8:00 PM
Benjie Porecki "In the Holiday...
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
Dec18Tue
10:00 PM
Benjie Porecki "In the Holiday...
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
Dec18Tue
20:00
PJ Morgan Holiday Show
City Winery DC
Washington, DC
$20
Dec19Wed
8:00 PM
Lorree Slye-Montgomery "Tis the...
Blues Alley
Washington, DC