Dear All About Jazz Readers,
If you're familiar with All About Jazz, you know that we've dedicated over two decades to supporting jazz as an art form, and more importantly, the creative musicians who make it. Our enduring commitment has made All About Jazz one of the most culturally important websites of its kind in the world reaching hundreds of thousands of readers every month. However, to expand our offerings and develop new means to foster jazz discovery we need your help.
You can become a sustaining member for a modest $20 and in return, we'll immediately hide those pesky Google ads PLUS deliver exclusive content including access to future articles for a full year! This combination will not only improve your AAJ experience, it will allow us to continue to rigorously build on the great work we first started in 1995.
Here are some of the projects your dollars will help fund
- A series of annual member polls including Top 100 Festivals, Top 25 Record Labels, Bracket Polls, Musician Awards, and more (in progress);
- Amazon Alexa Skill. Ask Alexa what jazz concerts are playing near you!
- More music including the expansion of our Mixcloud playlists;
- Personal calendar improvements including a journal feature;
- Expand Jazz Near You calendar of events (ongoing);
- Improved communication with overlay messaging;
- Jazz Near You partnership program;
- Worldwide Home Concert Management;
- The Jazz Near You app upgrade (v3);
- Greater coverage from around the globe;
- Jazz wall;
- Improved discographies;
- Improved server capacity;
- Weekly concert ticket giveaways.
Contributions helped fund the following projects
- October 1, 2018: Launched the Top 100 Jazz Venues poll. Learn more about our annual polls here.
- September 13, 2018: Co-hosted Jazz Industry Day 2018.
- August 21, 2018: Jazz Near You improvements: event poster support; a new festival date page; more Orlando (FL) events; and more Jazz Near You city websites.
- July 28, 2018: Completed preliminary work on the Europe Jazz Network event import project. View EJN member listing.
- July 25, 2018: Published and distributed musician primer. Learn about the introductory guide here.
- July 5, 2018: Established alternate names for venues to improve matching on event feeds.
- June 23, 2018: Increased event volume by 30% through aggregation method expansion.
- June 14, 2018: Launched personal events calendar.
- April 12, 2018: Added musician tags (to support concert booking);
Thank you for loving jazz. Thank you for recognizing the important work we do for jazz. And thank you for your support.
Michael Ricci and your friends at All About Jazz