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.
All About Jazz offers several free promotional opportunities for musicians to reach the largest collection of jazz enthusiasts on the internet. Our current suite of reader engagement features include:
FREE. A musician profile. Submit or complete your free profile and make sure you include the following: new CD information, a current biography, press quotes, videos, calendar dates, your birthday (so we can promote your DOB to radio programmers/hosts), your teaching information, and Facebook/Twitter/MySpace links.
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.
"I highly recommend the All About Jazz Showcase Ads. It is the jazz world equivalent to posting a billboard on Broadway. Pair it with a Free Digital Download on AAJ and you'll have an incredibly cost effective way of introducing yourself to the global community of jazz fans, musicians and industry professionals." ~ Sonny Holland, Vocalist
"AllAboutJazz.com is the web's most comprehensive jazz site featuring thousands of CD reviews, artist interviews and links to the jazz world at large. Kudos to Michael Ricci and the AAJ contributors for providing such an invaluable resorce for the jazz community." ~ Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services
"Great source of information, wide-ranging, real jazz, great forums, smart posters, and good advertising possibilities for musicians." ~ Scott Forrey, Musician
"Adding my musician profile to AAJ has already increased my Google presence. I will explore the other self-promotional opportunities offered by AAJ." ~ Ethan Mann, Musician
"AAJ has been a valuable advertising tool for me over the last few years. The amount of visitors to my website has increased substantially since we began working together. I can always count on quick action from Michael Ricci and his team and I look forward to working with them more. Thank you AAJ for your support and hard work!" ~ Mike Kennedy, Musician
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.