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2020 All About Jazz Top Jazz Cities

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We conducted three polls in 2020 with the goal of identifying the top jazz record labels, the top jazz cities, as well as who our readers would book at their “fantasy" jazz festival. Of the near 300 cities represented at Jazz Near You, the following received the most votes: 1New York, NY2Chicago, IL3New Orleans, LA4Paris, France5London, United Kingdom6Los Angeles, CA7San Francisco, CA8Berlin, Germany9Amsterdam, Netherlands10Philadelphia, PA11Tokyo, Japan12Boston, MA13Kansas City, MO14Ghent, Belgium15Seattle, WA16Detroit, MI17Montreal, Canada18Copenhagen, Denmark19Washington, DC20Oakland, CA21Pittsburgh, PA22Moscow, Russian ...

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The Winners Of The 2020 All About Jazz Fantasy Festival Poll

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We conducted three polls in 2020 with the goal of identifying the top jazz record labels, the top jazz cities, as well as who our readers would book at their “fantasy" jazz festival. Of the 118,200+ musicians and bands listed in our database, the following received the most fantasy festival votes: 1Chick Corea2Pat Metheny3Herbie Hancock4Bill Frisell5Christian McBride6Brian Blade7Dave Holland8Keith Jarrett9Kamasi Washington10Carla Bley11John McLaughlin12John Scofield13Mary Halvorson14Wayne Shorter15Chris Potter16Brad Mehldau17Maria Schneider18Charles Lloyd19Vijay Iyer20Esperanza Spalding21Snarky Puppy22Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah23Henry Threadgill24Joshua Redman25Jazzmeia ...

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The Winners Of The 2020 All About Jazz Top Jazz Record Labels Poll

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We conducted three polls in 2020 with the goal of identifying the top jazz record labels, the top jazz cities, as well as who our readers would book at their “fantasy" jazz festival. Of the 8,500+ record labels listed in our database, the following received the most votes: 1ECM RecordsGräfelfing, Germany2Blue Note RecordsNew York, NY3MoonJune RecordsNew York, NY4Impulse! RecordsSanta Monica, CA5El Negocito RecordsGhent, Belgium6Clean Feed RecordsLisboa, Portugal7ACT MusicMunich, Germany8Nonesuch RecordsNew ...

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Giving Thanks & Sharing the Jazz Love

Read "Giving Thanks & Sharing the Jazz Love" reviewed by Michael Ricci


As always, we're celebrating Thanksgiving by recognizing two very important groups of people: our fund drive supporters who helped make much of the 2020 website improvements possible and our staff who contributed articles and reviews to All About Jazz daily. Both contributions are immeasurable and we thank you all for your generosity, passion and friendship. The good people who support this website are as cool and as essential as the music itself. With deep appreciation, thanks again! A ...

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Silver Linings: AAJ @ 25

Read "Silver Linings: AAJ @ 25" reviewed by Michael Ricci


All About Jazz recently celebrated its 25th year online. Crazy as it sounds, “AAJ," as it has come to be known, was originally a sandbox to help me learn the ins-and-outs of the infant World Wide Web. Fast forward five years and the double whammy of Y2K and 9/11 sunk my software business (another story). But AAJ was built of sterner stuff. We navigated through such disruptive forces as malicious hackers and the revenue-draining vampire that is social media, and ...

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Scheduling a livestream event? Upload it to Jazz Near You and we'll help you promote it.

Read "Scheduling a livestream event? Upload it to Jazz Near You and we'll help you promote it." reviewed by Michael Ricci


COVID-19 and its impact represents an extraordinary and unprecedented time for us all. It has affected every person and every organization in jazz, disrupted our livelihoods, and we're all greatly concerned about the health and well-being of our community. Personally, I'm accustomed to working from home and have been doing so since 1995--but our network and touchpoints extend far beyond AAJ HQ. As a central source for all things jazz, we are in constant communication with individuals representing ...

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The Winners Of The 2019 All About Jazz Top Venues Poll

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All About Jazz's first ever readers poll is in the books with nearly 4,000 of our 191,000 members casting votes for their favorite places to hear live jazz. For those keeping score, that's somewhere in the ballpark of a 2% turnout. Good, but not great, though we knew the challenges going in: it was our first poll, it required a sign up or sign in, and we had to overcome the dubious perception of internet polls. Regarding the latter, I ...


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