If you have visited All About Jazz or Jazz Near You recently, you were no doubt greeted with a 502 or 503 or if you were really lucky, a 504 error message. Though the website has been generally responsive, we've also experienced slower than normal stretches. With expansion and new features on the horizon, we anticipate higher traffic demands, resulting in a greater burden on our server.
The good news is, we have a solution.
Some of All About Jazz already exists in the cloud, and we're preparing to move the rest of the website along with Jazz Near You in the coming weeks. We'll take full advantage of cloud computing, so expect greater security, increased capacity, and improved performance resulting in a much faster website. I'll have more news about our progress next week.
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, along with Charlie Parker, ushered in the era of Be-Bop in the American jazz tradition. He was born Cheraw, South Carolina, and was the youngest of nine children. He began...
I was first exposed to jazz when I discovered that one of Jimi Hendrix's influences was Wes Montgomery. I played guitar growing up and idolized Hendrix, so I knew that anyone he looked up to must be good
I was first exposed to jazz when I discovered that one of Jimi Hendrix's influences was Wes Montgomery. I played guitar growing up and idolized Hendrix, so I knew that anyone he looked up to must be good. I was 16 at the time. I went to Tower Records and purchased a CD by Wes, and I was hooked from the very first ten seconds. The sound of the song Lolita illuminated my bedroom, as I just sat back amazed at how colorful and soulful this music was--I understood it, even though at the time I didn't understand how to go about playing it. I get chills listening to Wes' solo on Lolita, and I can still listen to that song ten times in a row and never get tired of it. There is a truly timeless quality to genuinely spontaneous jazz music, and it is that quality that has inspired me to devote my life to studying and playing this music.
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