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Time For Tips

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By MICHAEL RICCI
September 22, 2021
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We've received several “how to" questions recently and we address some of them below. If you have related questions or need a hand with anything, please post them to the comments section. Event Uploader? You can view future & past events and update & delete events all from your MY EVENTS page. To access this page, sign in, click “Hi, [Your Name]" (in the top right corner of any page); click “Your Member Page"; click the “Events" ...

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Plug into All About Jazz & Jazz Near You

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By MICHAEL RICCI
August 10, 2021
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Sometime last week All About Jazz surpassed 205,000 members. We're drawing on an international readership, but still, it's impressive, especially for a jazz website. We're hoping to encourage interested members to more deeply engage with AAJ through the many opportunities listed below. So please consider becoming a more active member of our community. Our readership is diverse, ranging from curious listeners to artists to industry pros, and as such, we offer a little something for everyone. Readers can ...

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Build Your Website Using Bandzoogle

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By MICHAEL RICCI
August 4, 2021
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I posted four articles last week touting Bandzoogle--a platform that makes building a musician's website and EPK easy--it's also highly affordable. They got a ringing endorsement from friend and saxophonist David Binney, so I'd like to pass some information about Bandzoogle in case you are unfamiliar with their service. You can choose from dozens of mobile-friendly templates, then customize your website's design and content in just a few clicks. The features you need to build professional ...

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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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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 Aboard!

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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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