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Improved album content to support leaders, co-leaders and side personnel

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Your good friends at AAJ greatly improved how we handle album personnel—making it easier for readers to discover “who played on what." To best illustrate how we (now) present personnel on an album, check out Pat Metheny's From This Place. Scroll to the personnel section to view the new look which includes the musician's name, their photo and their instrument. The name and photo is hotlinked to the musician's page at All About Jazz. We also improved how ...

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Back on track (of the day)

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We apologize for letting track of the day become track “every other day" and during some stretches, track “of the week." We're officially back on track to present a new song every day and we're happy to report we are scheduled up through May 30th. If you're a musician or a publicist, please keep the good music coming. You can learn more about our track of the day program by clicking the “continue" link below. For ...

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Interviews galore!

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All About Jazz has already published 14 Interviews, three Catching Up With articles, three Take Five articles and one Chats With Cats article in 2020. Look for interviews with Camilla George, Chris McQueen, Mette Juul, Scott Kinsey, Kendrick Scott, Ruslan Sirota, Bob Lanzetti, Jonathan Kreisberg, Adam Rudolph, Donna Khalifé, Mark Lettieri, Sisonke Xonti and many more. Click the continue link then filter articles by article type from our advanced search page.

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GroundUP Music Festival Ticket Giveaway. Enter today!

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Enter the GroundUP Music Festival ticket giveaway and if you're the lucky winner, you'll receive a 3-day pass for two.Enjoy Three Days on the Beach with Snarky Puppy, Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, Lettuce, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Lila Downs, Michael McDonald Acoustic Quartet, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Flor de Toloache and more--February 14-16, 2020 at the North Beach Bandshell in Miami, FL.

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Super search project underway.

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As the All About Jazz platform--which includes Jazz Near You--expands in scope, finding content that appeals to readers most will become a greater challenge. To that end, your friends at AAJ are currently building an all-in-one search that returns results across our articles, album reviews, and musician pages, and soon, albums (discographies), events, venues & festivals, radio programs, contest giveaways, and community posts. To get started with an all-in-one search, click the magnifying glass icon in the top ...

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2019... in the books.

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Happy New Year one and all! We spent a good portion of December publishing our staff's best releases lists. We published our top read articles and top read album reviews lists yesterday and published Ken Franckling's comprehensive The Year in Jazz article today. Click “Continue" to view them all. Enjoy!

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Contests Galore

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Look for perhaps dozens of contest giveaways between now and the end of February, as we ramp up the recently rebooted section. We're giving away CDs, LPs, tickets, and more. In some cases we'll select five winners and in other cases, ten, so the odds of you winning a prize are good, so get started by clicking the “Continue" link below. If you would like to sponsor a contest giveaway during our beta period contact me via website message.

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Contest Giveaways Reboot!

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We built a new contest giveaway platform from the ground up giving sponsors another highly affordable promotional opportunity while making it easy for members (like you!) to enter contests with a single button click. The new version supports both music (including LPs) and concert ticket giveaways. You must be a member to enter a contest and if you don't see a green ENTER button associated with a contest, then you've already entered it. Similar to our old contest ...

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Thank you all!

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Today being Thanksgiving—a day of food, family, and football—we also take time to reflect on what went well over the last year and recognize everyone who supported All About Jazz and Jazz Near You. From the writers, editors, fund drivers, sponsors, members, and readers... to the unheralded folks who work behind the scenes on tech... thank you one and all!

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The Return of Contest Giveaways

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We're bringing contest giveaways back and it's going to be better than ever! The new contest format supports physical & digital album giveaways as well as ticket giveaways. We've streamlined the entire process and though contest sponsorship is a premium service, it's highly affordable to all: musicians, record labels and venues. Entering a contest simply requires two steps: signing in and clicking a button. Easy peasy! The sponsors determine the prize, the number of winners and ...


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