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  1. Best Website: Four Years Running
  2. Visual Arts Center Re-Launch
  3. Summer Festival Fun
  4. Most Read Articles & CD Reviews
  5. You May Have Missed...

Best Website: Four Years Running

The Jazz Journalists Association presented their 2005 annual Awards at B.B. King's in New York on June 14th. Several All About Jazz contributors were on hand to celebrate AAJ's fourth consecutive best website concentrating on jazz victory. Chris Slawecki graciously accepted the award from record producer George Avakian.

Carla and Jason Rupp covered the evening's festivities and filed this report.

(L-R) David Adler, Carla Rupp, Chris Slawecki, R.J. DeLuke, C. Andrew Hovan

A Word From Our Sponsors...

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

George Kahn's ...Compared To What?, Beaux J Poo Boo's All Things Are New, Daniele D'Agaro's Chicago Overtones, Lorraine Feather's Dooji Wooji, Ted Howe's Ellington, Bradley Leighton's Just Doin' Our Thang, Bill Charlap's Plays George Gershwin, Erik Truffaz's Saloua, Russ Johnson's Save Big, Michelle Latimer's Sings & Plays, Bjorn Wennas's Static, Ernest Ranglin's Surfin' and Gordon Johnson's TRIOS Version 3.0.

Show your support of AAJ by clicking through to these artists' websites and listening to music from their latest releases.

Jazz musician or label? Click here for more information about promoting your new CD.

Visual Arts Center Re-Launch

The AAJ Visual Arts Center is back! We've made several improvements and re-opened it last week. Since then, we've added 20 new exhibits and over 500 new photos!

If you're a photographer, painter or illustrator and would like to create an exhibit, go here. To use an image from the visual arts center, please contact the artist directly about permission and usage rights.

Summer Festival Fun

The Pat Metheny Group, Montreal, July 10, 2005

AAJers were out in force the past two months attending many of the early summer jazz festivals. John Kelman and Andrey Henkin combined to provide daily coverage from Montreal, while Mark Sabbatini's Back Roads Beat covered some less-heralded events at several Canadian and European festivals. For a complete list of festival reviews, visit our festival review section.

Most Read Articles & CD Reviews

AAJ continues to grow in breadth and depth with each passing month. Since our last newsletter, we published a whopping 500 CD Reviews. We also posted several interviews and opinion pieces.

Our seven most read articles in July...

  1. Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2005, Day 11
  2. The Trouble With Gary: An Open Letter to the Jazz Community
  3. Miles Davis: Year-Long Celebration of Five Decades and Many Miles
  4. Tom Christensen: Outside the Comfort Zone
  5. Sue Mingus: First and Foremost a Composer
  6. Jerry Garcia Lives... In More Ways Than One!
  7. Hank Jones: For My Father & 'S Wonderful

And the seven most read CD reviews...

  1. Bill Stewart Trio: Keynote Speakers
  2. The Great Jazz Trio: 'S Wonderful
  3. Bill Charlap: Plays George Gershwin
  4. Drake, Beger & Parker: Evolving Silence, Vol. 1
  5. Miles Davis: My Funny Valentine
  6. Anthony Braxton: 20 Standards
  7. Myron Walden: This Way

View the Top 50 Most read CD Reviews and Articles in the last 30 days.

You May Have Missed...

If you didn't frequent AAJ in June, you may have missed Jeff Fitzgerald's Making A Jazz Blockbuster, John Eyles' Blue Note's Golden Decade or Tyra Neftzger's Fine Wine and the Future of Jazz. All come highly recommended and should not be missed.

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