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Support All About Jazz All About Jazz is looking for 1,000 backers to help fund our 2018 projects that directly support jazz. You can make this happen by purchasing ad space or by making a donation to our fund drive. In addition to completing every project (listed here), we'll also hide all Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year!

Etienne Shardlow

My Jazz Story

I love jazz because I find it to be a form of music that is exciting and real, mostly created for the love of music and often avoids the trappings of commercialisation. I was first exposed to jazz by my father, although he spent more time listening to "classical" music. I meet jazz musicians regularly through my work in jazz radio. The best show I ever attended was a Zim Ngqawana concert at Carnival City. The first jazz record I owned was a Sonny Rollins double CD compilation, a gift from my father. My advice to new listeners: Find jazz that moves you, follow the individuals in the band to their solo albums or other groups they've worked with, you'll find similarities but also discover new paths.

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