I started listening to jazz at an early age, thanks to my father and his record collection. He also took me to shows. I was 9 or 10 when I saw Maynard Ferguson and his band (circa Live at Jimmy's)... those guys knew how to dress! I played the trumpet in bands and junior phils for a dozen years and loved Music Minus One.
I stopped playing in college but continued to collect jazz music (thousands of vinyl records turned into thousands of compact discs) and attend concerts and festivals. By the mid-1990s I decided to combine my interest in the internet with my love of jazz, and created a website to help promote the music. And here we are today!
That's my story. How about yours? Let us know why you love jazz (in the comments section below) and please share this page with your jazz-loving friends.