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The long-awaited MY AAJ and regional calendar are here. Please read on to learn about these two very exciting additions to All About Jazz...
  1. MY AAJ Launches!
  2. A Word From Our Sponsors...
  3. Local News and Local Announcements
  4. Uploading your photos to AAJ
  5. Coming Soon!
  6. Most Read Articles & CD Reviews
  7. MY AAJ & Calendar FAQ


MY AAJ Launches!

It's been three years in the making, but MY AAJ and regional calendar are now live (read the news item).

If you haven't signed up for MY AAJ yet, please do so now, so you can view the many options MY has to offer. By personalizing your settings with MY AAJ, you can filter content, view your local calendar, view and post local announcements, start threads and append comments to articles. You can identify your favorite contributors, articles, musicians and genres, and will be notified each time one of these designated favorites is published at the site.

The calendar, which will allow you to view events by zip code, can be accessed from your MY page or by clicking the calendar link under the topmost banner ad. Once you've logged in as a MY AAJ user, you'll see your local calendar on your MY page. You'll also have the option to search for events and submit events.

You can also view events by musician (linked from the musician's profile page) and through the venue and festival listings. Since we're relying on musicians, publicists and street teams to submit the events, it will take time to spread the word and to get everyone up to speed. We do expect the calendar to be fully active within six months.

This is just the beginning - we plan to build on the MY system in the very near future. 2006 will prove to be AAJ's year!

A Word From Our Sponsors...

AAJ is proud to showcase these exciting new releases at our Showcase Center.

Oscar Castro-Neves's All One, Tom Lellis's Avenue of the Americas, Daniel Smith's Bebop Bassoon, Mark Kleinhaut's Holding the Center, Candida Rose's KabuMerikana: The Sum of Me, The Dalton Gang's Last Year's Waltz, Joe Locke / Geoffrey Keezer Group's Live In Seattle, Manuel Valera's Melacolia, Stevie Holland's More Than Words Can Say, Sathima Bea Benjamin's Musical Echoes, Chris Walden Big Band's No Bounds, Scott Neumann's Osage County, Plunge's Plunge, Jim Pearce's Prairie Dog Ballet, Toby Koenigsberg Trio's Sense, Kayle Brecher's Spy Music, Sherri Roberts's The Sky Could Send You, Paul Ahlstrand's The Sunday Hang, Dom Minasi's The Vampire's Revenge, Keith Killgo's This World, Lonnie Plaxico's West Side Stories.

We invite you to show your support for AAJ by clicking through to these artists' websites and listening to music from their latest releases.

Are you or do you represent a jazz musician or record label? Click here for more information about promoting your new CD at AAJ.

Local News and Local Announcements

You can now post and receive local news by zip code. We've also added four news types: "Help Wanted", "For Hire", "For Sale" and "Social Gathering". To access local news and announcements, sign up for MY AAJ, then go to your MY page. Cast a wider net and access more announcements by increasing your zip code radius beyond the 25 mile default.

Uploading your photos to AAJ

Been to a great show or festival lately? Snapped off a few shots? If you would like to share your photos with your fellow AAJ readers, please read on...

To upload your photos, go to the Visual Arts Center, click the "Community Photos" album (see right column, page 3), then select "add photos" from the "<< admin options >>" dropdown. You can upload as many images as you want at any time.

Please be consistent and title your images this way:

[Artist/Band Name] at [Venue/Event Name] in [City] on [Date] by [Your Name].

Coming Soon!

We're building on the momentum of MY AAJ and the calendar and plan to develop several new systems as well as refine a few existing ones.

On the immediate horizon, we will dramatically improve the Visual Arts Center, enhance the Upcoming Release Center's search, and launch another new feature, our Video of the Day. After that, we plan to undertake two major projects: the jazz teacher finder (connecting students with teachers) and regional advertising. Both will be in place long before the end of the year.

New Most Read Articles & CD Reviews

Our most read new articles this month...

  1. Dave Douglas: Music, Commerce and Culture Wars
  2. Day 1 - Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, June 28, 2006
  3. Charles Lloyd: Confluence
  4. John Ellis: Emerging
  5. Day 1 - Ottawa International Jazz Festival, June 22, 2006
  6. High and Outside
  7. 88 Keys: The Making of a Steinway Piano
  8. 28th Playboy Jazz Festival
  9. John Stetch: Blending Heritage and the Jazz Tradition
  10. Joel Harrison: If You Have To Ask "Is It Jazz?"... It Is

And the most read CD reviews...

  1. Robert Fripp - Exposure
  2. Monk & Coltrane - The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings
  3. Horace Silver - Silver's Blue
  4. Metta Quintet - Subway Songs
  5. Gil Evans - The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions
  6. Warne Marsh Quartet - Ne Plus Ultra
  7. 21st Century Schizoid Band - Pictures of a City
  8. DJ Logic - Zen Of Logic
  9. Kidd Jordan / Hamid Drake / William Parker - Palm of Soul
  10. Four gentlemen of the guitar - 4g: cloud

View the Top 50 most read CD reviews, articles, and news in the last 30 days.

MY AAJ & Calendar FAQ

Have a question about MY AAJ or the calendar? View our frequently asked questions first.


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