Like others, AAJ HQ was caught up in the pageantry and spectacle of yesterday's Inaugural celebration. We even tuned into the Celebrating America special hosted by Tom Hanks. What stood out to me was Vice President Kamala Harris' speech, to quote... "We not only dream, we do." and "A great experiment takes great determination. The will to do the work and then the wisdom to keep refining, keep tinkering, keep perfecting..." That sounds a lot like All About Jazz to me.
So with refining, tinkering and perfecting in mind, here is what we are currently working on to build a more perfect AAJ:
Modernizing our platform
We've reached the midway point of the framework upgrade project but still have a few months ahead of us. Once the project is complete, we'll be in a position to explore new & exciting ways to expand how we support jazz and build our community.
Improving Jazz Near You to better distribute and promote streamed events
Since streamed events can be viewed globally, we decided to place them in our near 300 regional calendars, so a livestreamed event that takes place in San Francisco will be listed in our New York City, Paris, London, etc. calendars. Posted to Publisher's Desk IN THE All About Jazz GROUP Read more posts by Michael Ricci
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded albums and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, limited reopenings and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary step that will help musicians and venues now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the sticky footer ad). Thank you!
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