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Reporting Political Ads

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By MICHAEL RICCI
September 17, 2022
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I can't believe I have to waste blog space on this, but here goes... All About Jazz blocks certain ad types from appearing on our website (see the screenshot of blocked categories below). Ads when purchased, are supposed to be labeled by category. In my area, Mehmet Oz's supporters are mislabeling their political ads to gain entry onto websites like AAJ. Our ad partner, AdThrive, has made internal adjustments to block the Oz ads from appearing on All About Jazz ...

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Just Plain Super

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By MICHAEL RICCI
September 10, 2022
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We scour the earth in search of jazz fans who we deem special... ok, super. This month, we found Abe Goldstien. Abe is a big-time fan, presents a jazz series at Caspe Terrace in Des Moines, Iowa, and is a fine accordion player. You can read Abe's jazz story here. If you have a friend or family member who fits the bill of a jazz super fan, contact Andrea and Tessa. Who knows, they may feature them too!Read ...

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Super News 2.0

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By MICHAEL RICCI
August 9, 2022
1,676 views

Dear AAJer, We have some exciting news to share about an upgrade to our Press Release Posting & Distribution service. We're talking significant improvements that have already delivered profound results. Please read on for the highlights and as always, thank you for valuing our service. Lead photo insertion Over the years, All About Jazz has added a lead photo to announcements on behalf of our customers. I'm sure you've noticed once or twice that ...

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We aim to please!

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By MICHAEL RICCI
July 18, 2022
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Oftentimes, our members (or users) are surprised to receive a human reply to their All About Jazz inquiry. Most expect a response from our benevolent bot, Dig 9000. And though Dig and I can be robotic (me on the dance floor), we humans at AAJ pride ourselves on timely, courteous and helpful support—going the extra kilometer to ensure 5-star satisfaction. Singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Calloway wholeheartedly agrees: “I really appreciate you waking me up to getting closer to All About Jazz. ...

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Jazzin' up TikTok

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By MICHAEL RICCI
July 1, 2022
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This week, groovy digital music guru Joseph Vella explains how jazz musicians can use TikTok to build and serve their fan base (please read it and share it). A snippet from Joe's article... The TikTok social media platform was created in 2017 but it wasn't until 2020, with the help of a global pandemic, that the app really took off. It has amassed tremendous growth with over 100 million active users each month—and that's in the ...

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Conversation Starters

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By MICHAEL RICCI
June 14, 2022
996 views

Back in 2014, we presented a series of questions to our readers—some more provocative than others, as part of a new column called The Big Question. Many received a good response and after recently revisiting them, we realized some are still highly relevant today. So we batched up a handful and will publish them over the course of this week. To participate, click any of the links below then scroll down to the comments section associated with the question.

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Dig For Gigs

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By MICHAEL RICCI
May 27, 2022
1,263 views

We often ponder, “what makes All About Jazz unique and how can we use it to make a positive difference" and we always return to our mega database and technical know-how. It has continually differentiated us from standard publications and it will no doubt set us apart for years to come. Our latest creation, Gig Finder, is described below. If you are a self-booking musician or a booking agent, please have a look. You'll find it useful. ...

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Try it, you'll like it...

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By MICHAEL RICCI
May 7, 2022
1,346 views

Our newsletter subscriber base is steadily growing (approaching 82k) yet less than half of our members have signed up. If you don't already subscribe, please do. We'll deliver updates to your in-box every Thursday and if it's not your cup of tea, just unsubscribe. Here's the All About Jazz section of last week's newsletter. The AAJ section is followed by a local events guide. Jazz has a magical way of uniting people: there is diversity on ...

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Words of encouragement & praise

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By MICHAEL RICCI
April 15, 2022
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We wanted to share some words of praise and encouragement from the folks who lent their financial support to All About Jazz. Without them, there would be no AAJ. “Jazz is very important to me and I appreciate what you do for everything jazz related!" --Mark B. “I don't know what we'd do without ya'll! Keep up the good work!" --Kate M. “Supporting All About Jazz is supporting jazz itself." --Bob C. “I appreciate the great service ...

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From the Department of This & That

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By MICHAEL RICCI
March 26, 2022
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We have some assorted news to share from the Department of This & That... Gottlieb, Wertico and Sanchez! First, I'd like to thank Joe Vella and everyone (Danny Gottlieb, Paul Wertico and Antonio Sanchez, Mark Egan, Steve Rodby, Peter Erskine and Vinnie Colaiuta) who contributed to his Phase Dance / Pat Metheny Group drummers article. It was read 5,000 times on the first day of publication and continues to generate strong interest. Spotify Playlist of the ...

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