From time to time, we share some recent news that might ordinarily fly under the radar. I also want to briefly touch on some plans for 2022.
Two AAJ-Curated Spotify Playlists
We recently launched The Jazz Menagerie Spotify playlist (more about that here
)we also created Yule Dig It
, an all-instrumental jazz Christmas playlist. Since it's launch, we've added over a dozen more songs. Give it a listen
and if you dig it, like it.
Feel free to make playlist suggestions by posting in the comments section below
Recent Poll Results and more Polling Plans for 2022
We published the results from our "musical and lyrical sophistication in jazz and other genres" reader poll here
. Considering the voters, the winner wasn't surprising but the analysis, especially about pop music and Genesis (the band) makes for an interesting read.
The other All About Jazz poll results, which includes Top Jazz Cities, Top Venues, Top Record Labels and Fantasy Festivals are here
. Starting in January, look for a series of "favorite" polls where readers will have the opportunity to vote for favorite musicians by instrument.
Search Songs by Record Label
We added an additional search criteria to Song of Day. In addition to musician name, you can search songs by record label. Try a search (by clicking the Songs & Videos tab) here
. Type in Origin Records then select it from the auto-complete box. Once you see the results, scroll down to "The Alchemist" by Scott Reevesclick to listen and enjoy!
Get To Know Us
If you're curious to learn who actively contributes to All About Jazz, just click the Staff Directory
link in the footer of any AAJ page. Just last week, we made writer info more accessible by popping up a window when you click their byline photo or byline name on any article page. Like this...
Jazz Near You
We're on the verge of relaunching an optimized version of Jazz Near You. In addition to an improved structure that includes sitemaps, we also made other feature refinements. We'll explore helping venues sell additional tickets to their concerts in 2022.
Advertising Service Improvements: Video of the Day
Our Video of the Day service now supports both YouTube and Vimeo videos. Have a video you'd like to promote? Learn more about our Video of the Day promotional service here
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