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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!

Deborah Carew

My Jazz Story

I love jazz because it works well with so many other genres/styles of music. A beautiful artform to explore. I was first exposed to jazz when a school friend gave me a Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald cassette as a birthday present. I met Ornette Coleman back when he was the curator at Southbank's Meltdown Festival in 2011, who was a pioneer for Free Jazz; a very warm, impressionable character. The best show I ever attended so far was Chick Corea with Christian McBride, and Brian Blade London Jazz Fest 2012. The first jazz record I bought was a Best of compilation of Ella Fitzgerald. My advice to new listeners I would say, start at the beginning; the root of Jazz music (Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Sidney Bechet). Enjoy the journey!

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