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Conversation Starters

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By MICHAEL RICCI
June 14, 2022
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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
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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
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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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Ukrainian Solidarity

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By MICHAEL RICCI
March 3, 2022
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All About Jazz's development team is made up of a few dedicated individuals including Anna Petrova (pictured below). Anna is AAJ's lead programmer, a dear friend, and has been with us since 2011. Her dedication to her craft and to the team has been instrumental in AAJ's success over the years--Anna is absolutely essential. Up until last week, she lived in Odessa. Once the invasion began, she fled her home and moved as far from the bombing as possible--though she's ...

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Big Jazz Data Project

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By MICHAEL RICCI
February 15, 2022
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We've collected jazz industry data (venues, record labels, festivals. radio stations, etc.) since 2009. All told, we have over 51,000 businesses and organizations in our database with new ones are added daily. Call it the most comprehensive jazz industry contact directory on the internet—all searchable from a single page. The Gig Finder should prove to be an essential DIY tool for jazz musicians and booking agents. Offered as an annual subscription, the service will include unlimited searching and ...

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Celebrating jazz birthdays on the home page

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By MICHAEL RICCI
January 23, 2022
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We wanted to make one of our more popular sections (which also places #1 on a Google search) more accessible to our readers so we created a BORN TODAY box on the home page. Each day we celebrate a jazz musician's birthday—and allow you to scroll back to previous days and quickly access our Born Today list page and our fun Jazz Birthday Calendar page. You can join the celebration and embed our Jazz Birthday box on your ...

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Polls are back! Vote for your favorite living jazz drummers...

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By MICHAEL RICCI
January 13, 2022
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Polls are back! And this year we're focusing on favorite musicians by instrument, starting with “Your Favorite Living Jazz Drummers." Like past polls, the process is fast, simple & fun and you can view the results in real-time once you cast your vote. If you need help with a list of jazz drummers, try this new page for suggestions (it lists living and deceased musicians). VOTE TODAY

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Best Jazz Releases of 2021

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By MICHAEL RICCI
January 2, 2022
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By all accounts, 2021 was a stellar year for recorded jazz music across all styles. As always, we compile individual lists and publish them from mid December to mid January. We've also included links to Ken Franckling's annual Year in Jazz article as well as our top content articles. We'll continue to append to this page as more lists are published. Dan McClenaghan's Best Jazz Recordings of 2021 Karl Ackermann's ...

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