Publisher's Desk

Try it, you'll like it...

Read "Try it, you'll like it..." written by Michael Ricci

By MICHAEL RICCI
May 7, 2022
777 views

Our newsletter subscriber base is steadily growing (approaching 82k) yet less than half of our members have signed up. If you don't already subscribe, please do. We'll deliver updates to your in-box every Thursday and if it's not your cup of tea, just unsubscribe. Here's the All About Jazz section of last week's newsletter. The AAJ section is followed by a local events guide. Jazz has a magical way of uniting people: there is diversity on ...

read more

Publisher's Desk

Words of encouragement & praise

Read "Words of encouragement & praise" written by Michael Ricci

By MICHAEL RICCI
April 15, 2022
1,380 views

We wanted to share some words of praise and encouragement from the folks who lent their financial support to All About Jazz. Without them, there would be no AAJ. “Jazz is very important to me and I appreciate what you do for everything jazz related!" --Mark B. “I don't know what we'd do without ya'll! Keep up the good work!" --Kate M. “Supporting All About Jazz is supporting jazz itself." --Bob C. “I appreciate the great service ...

read more

Publisher's Desk

From the Department of This & That

Read "From the Department of This & That" written by Michael Ricci

By MICHAEL RICCI
March 26, 2022
1,281 views

We have some assorted news to share from the Department of This & That... Gottlieb, Wertico and Sanchez! First, I'd like to thank Joe Vella and everyone (Danny Gottlieb, Paul Wertico and Antonio Sanchez, Mark Egan, Steve Rodby, Peter Erskine and Vinnie Colaiuta) who contributed to his Phase Dance / Pat Metheny Group drummers article. It was read 5,000 times on the first day of publication and continues to generate strong interest. Spotify Playlist of the ...

read more

Publisher's Desk

Ukrainian Solidarity

Read "Ukrainian Solidarity" written by Michael Ricci

By MICHAEL RICCI
March 3, 2022
1,807 views

All About Jazz's development team is made up of a few dedicated individuals including Anna Petrova (pictured below). Anna is AAJ's lead programmer, a dear friend, and has been with us since 2011. Her dedication to her craft and to the team has been instrumental in AAJ's success over the years--Anna is absolutely essential. Up until last week, she lived in Odessa. Once the invasion began, she fled her home and moved as far from the bombing as possible--though she's ...

read more

Publisher's Desk

Big Jazz Data Project

Read "Big Jazz Data Project" written by Michael Ricci

By MICHAEL RICCI
February 15, 2022
1,287 views

We've collected jazz industry data (venues, record labels, festivals. radio stations, etc.) since 2009. All told, we have over 51,000 businesses and organizations in our database with new ones are added daily. Call it the most comprehensive jazz industry contact directory on the internet—all searchable from a single page. The Gig Finder should prove to be an essential DIY tool for jazz musicians and booking agents. Offered as an annual subscription, the service will include unlimited searching and ...

read more

Publisher's Desk

Celebrating jazz birthdays on the home page

Read "Celebrating jazz birthdays on the home page" written by Michael Ricci

By MICHAEL RICCI
January 23, 2022
1,782 views

We wanted to make one of our more popular sections (which also places #1 on a Google search) more accessible to our readers so we created a BORN TODAY box on the home page. Each day we celebrate a jazz musician's birthday—and allow you to scroll back to previous days and quickly access our Born Today list page and our fun Jazz Birthday Calendar page. You can join the celebration and embed our Jazz Birthday box on your ...

read more

Publisher's Desk

Polls are back! Vote for your favorite living jazz drummers...

Read "Polls are back! Vote for your favorite living jazz drummers..." written by Michael Ricci

By MICHAEL RICCI
January 13, 2022
939 views

Polls are back! And this year we're focusing on favorite musicians by instrument, starting with “Your Favorite Living Jazz Drummers." Like past polls, the process is fast, simple & fun and you can view the results in real-time once you cast your vote. If you need help with a list of jazz drummers, try this new page for suggestions (it lists living and deceased musicians). VOTE TODAY

read more

Publisher's Desk

Best Jazz Releases of 2021

Read "Best Jazz Releases of 2021" written by Michael Ricci

By MICHAEL RICCI
January 2, 2022
3,035 views

By all accounts, 2021 was a stellar year for recorded jazz music across all styles. As always, we compile individual lists and publish them from mid December to mid January. We've also included links to Ken Franckling's annual Year in Jazz article as well as our top content articles. We'll continue to append to this page as more lists are published. Dan McClenaghan's Best Jazz Recordings of 2021 Karl Ackermann's ...

read more

Publisher's Desk

More polls and other assorted nuggets

Read "More polls and other assorted nuggets" written by Michael Ricci

By MICHAEL RICCI
December 14, 2021
1,303 views

From time to time, we share some recent news that might ordinarily fly under the radar. I also want to briefly touch on some plans for 2022. Two AAJ-Curated Spotify Playlists We recently launched The Jazz Menagerie Spotify playlist (more about that here)—we also created Yule Dig It, an all-instrumental jazz Christmas playlist. Since it's launch, we've added over a dozen more songs. Give it a listen and if you dig it, like it. Feel free ...

read more

Publisher's Desk

Holiday Season = Giveaway Season!

Read "Holiday Season = Giveaway Season!" written by Michael Ricci

By MICHAEL RICCI
November 29, 2021
1,364 views

We typically run one monthly contest giveaway but this year, we're all hepped up on holiday cheer, and decided to run not one, not two, not three, not four, but five contests before the end of the year! Our contests are one-click entry and we made it super simple to enter all five from here. Just click, click, click, click and click... to win. Update: We extended the Effendi Records giveaway by two days, so if you haven't ...

read more

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.