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How Don Mopsick Uses Jazz Near You To Promote Jazz in SW Florida

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By MICHAEL RICCI
July 12, 2021
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As part of a new series, I'll post how others use Jazz Near You to get the word out about their shows and promote jazz in their region. In our first installment, I asked Southwest Florida bassist and jazz advocate, Don Mopsick to share his experiences using Jazz Near You. We're local players. Our budgets are low. We just went through 15 months of bleakness. Now, for those of us who are vaccinated the business is showing ...

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Jazz Family Tree Project

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By MICHAEL RICCI
June 24, 2021
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We're on a quest to identify jazz's most influential musicians and we began gathering the data two years ago when we quietly released a feature where musicians could select influencers (from their musician page). We figured it would be a fun way to use All About Jazz's technology to identify jazz's rich legacy from the early years to the present day. What's exciting about this project is we can reimagine the data in a variety of interesting ways to further ...

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Double the Fun! Jazz & Wine Return to All About Jazz

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By MICHAEL RICCI
June 10, 2021
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Earlier this year, I considered rebooting our old Jazz Uncorked column (retired in 2003). It must have been kismet because around the same time, I heard Eric Harland express his passion for wine on Leo Sidran's The Third Story podcast. I emailed Leo, and we discussed the new column format where knowledgeable wine-loving jazz musicians would contribute the reviews. He also put me in touch with Matt Penman. I emailed Matt and within an hour received his reply: “LOVE IT!!!! ...

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Upload your shows to Jazz Near You

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By MICHAEL RICCI
May 30, 2021
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Live concerts are happening again and more shows are being scheduled throughout the summer. If you haven't already, please upload your events to Jazz Near You. There are over 80,000 subscribers on our mailing list and they're eager to see live music again--keep them informed. Some recent Jazz Near You improvements include... Identifying the leader You can identify the leader of an event by clicking the radio button to the right of their name on the ...

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Support Jazz Near You... and we'll support you back

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By MICHAEL RICCI
May 18, 2021
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Jazz Near You alerts concert goers to who's playing where and when near them. We also freely distribute event information for musicians, venues, presenters, promoters and festivals.Spun off from All About Jazz in 2012, Jazz Near You was an ambitious project that requires daily maintenance as it continues to positively impact live jazz and build audiences in 300+ cities worldwide.Our goal is to keep Jazz Near You free for all users, and your contribution will directly ...

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Get to Know Us (in 2021)

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By MICHAEL RICCI
May 6, 2021
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A true marvel of the internet, All About Jazz periodically reinvents itself and we've updated some of our intro pages to reflect the many changes that have occurred over the past several years. For a refresher, please see below... Welcome Welcome to All About Jazz, a web site produced by jazz fans who love the web and its infinite possibilities to support our music. Our ongoing mission (of 25 years) is to provide information and opinion about jazz ...

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Welcome to All About Jazz

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By MICHAEL RICCI
May 3, 2021
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Welcome to All About Jazz, a web site produced by jazz fans who love the web and its infinite possibilities to support our music. Our ongoing mission (of 25 years) is to provide information and opinion about jazz from the past, present, and future. We aim to inform and entertain our readers and provide promotional tools for working jazz professionals. Our diverse offerings are neatly categorized and easily accessible from the EXPLORE button (see top left), from our SEARCH button ...

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Support All About Jazz and Our Passion to Build

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By MICHAEL RICCI
April 15, 2021
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Imagine All About Jazz... free from the commercial ad clutter that sometimes obstructs content, causes additional scrolling or page movement... I know exactly what that's like and it's glorious. :-) The pages load fast, they're cleaner, and it's how the website was meant to be viewed. And you can enjoy that same experience for as little as $20 a year. Our goal has always been two-fold: deliver an ever-evolving, immersive and entertaining experience for our readers and support ...

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Like it... really, really like it

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By MICHAEL RICCI
March 13, 2021
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As part of our spring cleaning effort to optimize our CSS and improve our appearance, we're spending time improving sitewide word choice / language. You may have noticed the “Recommend" button changed to a “Like" button and there are a few reasons for that: “like" is more common, it's shorter, and in our opinion, “recommend" required some brain activity where “like" does not. :-) The button functions exactly the same and we still maintain “top" reports, but now ...

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All About Jazz... Looking Good... Again!

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By MICHAEL RICCI
March 2, 2021
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All About Jazz is a 25 year work in progress. We're determined to improve every facet of our platform, from how it functions technically, our security, the unique features we've built to promote jazz, to our appearance. There's always a constant challenge to keep pace with changing technologies... oftentimes, what was “standard" two years ago is obsolete today, and your friends at AAJ continually invest in remaining current. As we continue to migrate our source code ...

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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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