You can become a part of the All About Jazz and Jazz Near You ecosystem by joining a growing corps of volunteers that celebrate jazz music on an international stage every day. Establish your voice as part of the shared mission and take advantage of a great networking opportunity to meet knowledgeable writers, editors, techies, musicians, industry pros, visual artists and active supporters of the music from around the globe.
Many of our staff members have been with us since 1995. They've supported the music and have been continually rewarded for their efforts as we've grown to become the most read and most influential jazz website in the world.
With reinvention and expansion in mind, we invite you to join us on our journey to support the music, spread the word, and have fun.
Our volunteers engage in a variety of work, such as:
Reporting on live events from emerging and iconic venues and festivals;
We greatly appreciate our staff's efforts and we work with them to secure music and other promotional materials like books and DVDs, receive press credentials to events, and secure paid writing assignments. In addition, you'll join an eclectic and talented team of writers and editors, and you'll gain access to the largest jazz readership on the planet. As writer/contributor Richard Salvucci put it, "My Doug Mettome article would have been read by 16 people at my blog. At AAJ, it was read over 4,000 times in a few weeks!"
I love jazz because it swings.
I was first exposed to jazz in Houston.
I met Joe LoCascio and Bob Henschen.
The best show I ever attended was Pat Martino.
The first jazz record I bought was Time Out by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
My advice to new listeners is to relax on 2 and 4 beats.