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Jazz Near You Turns 10

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By MICHAEL RICCI
September 4, 2021
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Fresh off All About Jazz's 25th anniversary, we celebrate Jazz Near You's 10th year. AAJ has been a journey through the evolution of the commercial internet and the challenge to keep pace with shifting technologies, while continuously pushing the envelope for jazz awareness and discovery. The heft of All About Jazz is undeniable and the importance of Jazz Near You grows with each passing year. Jazz Near You's origin story began when musicians (friends) voiced their collective concern ...

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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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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 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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