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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.

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  • Dave Ledbetter: Diversity and Unity

    Dave Ledbetter: Diversity and Unity

    Even the most cursory listen to South African music yields an embarrassment of riches in the realm of guitar talents. Indeed, throughout the country's musical history innovative figures have...

  • 3rd Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition

    3rd Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin...

    "An international jazz violin competition? Really?" That is usually came as a surprise to the applicants, and eventual participants themselves, that an international jazz violin competition should exist says a lot about the rarity of such an event....

  • Meet Jacob Cartwright

    Meet Jacob Cartwright

    Our August Super Fan is a visual artist with a special affinity for improvisational music, which has spilled over into his jazz-themed painting series. In jazz, as in art, Jacob Cartwright values the past while embracing the forward momentum...

  • Origin Records: Creating Opportunities and Community

    Origin Records: Creating Opportunities and...

    Being a jazz musician sometimes seems like a life ruled by jungle law. Everyone fights for gigs and puts out music on “labels" with only one artist. However, it doesn't have to be this way. Origin Records is an example of a modern artist...

  • Funchal Jazz Festival 2018

    Funchal Jazz Festival 2018

    A stunning tableau greets visitors to the Funchal Jazz Festival entering by the main gate, at the top of Santa Catarina Park. The first thing that catches the eye are the spectacular trees that define the park's boundaries...

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Suite 150 / A Big Band Portrait

Winnipeg Jazz...
Suite 150 / A Big...

Lost Days

Ryan Meagher
Lost Days

Cabin In The Sky

Hendrik Meurkens
Cabin In The Sky

Higher

Braxton Brothers
Higher

Faroe

Mikkel Ploug & Mark...
Faroe

The Darkness Of A Fairy Tale

Konstantinos...
The Darkness Of A...

Stained Glass & Technicolor Grooves

Misha Piatigorsky
Stained Glass &...

A Journey

Ché-SHIZU
A Journey

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Bill Evans
Bill Evans

Who Was Bill Evans?

Bill Evans, one of the most influential and tragic figures of the post-bop jazz piano, was known for his highly nuanced touch, the clarity of the feeling content of... read more

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