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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!

Allen Weber

My Jazz Story

I love jazz because it's fun to listen to, fun to play, and takes me on a mental trip so time stands still. I was first exposed to jazz when I was very young. in grammar school or maybe even before. The best show I ever attended was not really a jazz show. It was Earth Wind and Fire where David Copperfield had designed their stage set. The first jazz record I bought was too long ago to remember. My advice to new listeners is just relax and listen. REAL jazz will play on your emotions, it is full of improvisation. Some of the musicians play with humor, some serious, but each shows their personality. Be careful when listening to jazz, you will find a style of it and artists you really like, and you will not be able to go back to where you were musically. Don't be afraid of new harmonies, and dissonant sounding "jazz chords". Remember jazz did start as dance music.

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