All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.
2011 proved to be a transformative year as we undertook several steps to completely rebuild All About Jazz and expand its focus. And the improvements and expansion will continue long into 2012. Please read on for the details...
Place your music in front of the web's largest community of jazz consumers and jazz industry pros with AAJ's On Demand Audio Player. Once created, your audio player will appear on your All About Jazz musician profile page, on articles written about you, on your news announcement pages and on your concert event pages. It essentially appears on every page about you! Learn more.
2. Your New & Improved Profile
We made a significant upgrade to the musician profile page earlier this year and have made steady improvements to it ever since. If you are keeping score, here are the top three features.
1. A tabbed box that includes your On Demand player, your MP3s and your latest release.
2. A photo slideshow where you select the six photos and set their order of appearance.
3. A new and improved way to contact your fans. Just click the "Contact Fans" link and your message will be emailed to your friends. We'll also post a message to each fan's private message (PM) page.
If it has been a while since you last updated your musician profile, you may find the All About Jazz account and musician profile relationship confusing. Click here for clarification.
3. Share Your Photos
Upload a bunch of photos to AAJ by going to your musician profile page and clicking the "Upload" link. If you upload photos from your musician profile, AAJ will automatically title and tag them for you.
4. Promotional Opportunities Recap
We continue to expand our suite of free and premium musician services. Check them all out here.
5. Your AAJ Dashboard
Be sure to bookmark this handy page that provides convenient access to all musician-related links at All About Jazz.
6. Seed Musician-Related Expansion
You can help fund our ongoing efforts to support jazz and jazz musicians online by making a donation to AAJ today.
I love jazz because anything is possible; it has few rules and the best jazz breaks those ones. I prefer free improv because it doesn't really have any rules at all.
I was first exposed to jazz in my teens (in the late sixties).
The first jazz record I bought was Filles de Kilimanjaro by Miles Davis, shortly followed by Extrapolation by John McLaughlin.
My advice to new listeners is to listen as widely as possible and not to make snap judgments--stick with it.