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All About Jazz has been a pillar of jazz since 1995, championing it as an art form and, more importantly, supporting the musicians who create it. Our enduring commitment has made "AAJ" one of the most culturally important websites of its kind, read by hundreds of thousands of fans, musicians and industry figures every month.
To expand our coverage even further and develop new means to foster jazz discovery and connectivity we need your help. You can become a sustaining member for a modest $20 and in return, we'll immediately hide those pesky ads plus provide access to future articles for a full year. This winning combination will vastly improve your AAJ experience and allow us to vigorously build on the pioneering work we first started in 1995. So enjoy an ad-free AAJ experience and help us remain a positive beacon for jazz by making a donation today.
In addition to keeping the lights on, here are some of the projects your dollars will help fund:
- Event ticketing (ongoing);
- Improve album information sourcing for staff writers (ongoing).
- Staff and content expansion.
- Community blogging by city(ongoing).
- Bug fixes and continual platform improvements (ongoing);
- Search engine optimization improvements (ongoing);
- Community building efforts (ongoing);
- Upgrade weekly newsletter send code;
- Onboard more radio shows & podcasts (ongoing).
Contributions helped fund the following...
- December 14: We now present a random Spotify playlist (including Jazz Menagerie) in the side rail;
- December 7: Automated the creation of a staff writer's Best Albums of the Year article;
- November 28: Converted existing store to a shopping cart to support merchandise sales;
- October 7: Inaugural post of our new blog series, Street Date, where local writers report on jazz happenings in their city. We piloted the series in Cleveland with John Chacona. Read John's first post here.
- September 29: Created a Video Premiere promotional package. (learn more)
- September 28: Migrated all outgoing website messages to our database.
- September 16: Created a one-click contest entry feature. (learn more)
- August 31: A series of general improvements including intra-website communication and security.
- August 22: All About Jazz Premium Musician Page Service Upgrade 2022 (learn more).
- August 9: Press Release Posting & Distribution service (learn more).
- July 21: Improved both content type and tag search results by musician name.
- July 20: More Jazz Near You structured data improvements.
- July 19: Developed a new method to import events from jazz venue websites that use Wordpress and a WP calendar plugin..
- July 18: More album discography admin improvements.
- June 27: Through the magic of automation and our relationship with discogs.com, we can now import discographies on a musician-by-musician basis.
- June 23: Rather than an annual poll, we're keeping our Best Jazz Venues results fluid allowing new readers to vote at any time. Example.
- May 27: Improved navigation on our article, news and event pages.
- May 19: Gig Finder service for musicians and booking agents. Learn more.
- April 29: We batched up a list of improvements / achievements and listed them here.
- April 8: Published our Publicist's Guide To All About Jazz.
- January 23: Jazz birthdays. To make room for polls, we created a Born Today section on the home page. Learn more.
- January 13: Polls are back! And this year we're focusing on favorite musicians by instrument, starting with "Your Favorite Living Jazz Drummers." Vote today.
- January 6: Follow an All About Jazz writer. When you do, we'll alert you the moment one of their articles is published. You can follow a writer by clicking their name in their byline then selecting FOLLOW ME or the same button on their member page.
- December 30: We created a new page to help musicians and publicists find staff writers by the writer's preferred style / area of expertise (e.g. big band). Give it a try.
- December 20: Newly restructured Jazz Near You launches.
- December 8: Just in time for the holidays, we present Yule Dig It, our latest playlist. Listen.
- December 2: We made writer information more accessible by popping up a window when you click their byline photo or byline name on any article page. Example.
- November 18: All About Jazz launches The Jazz Menagerie Spotify playlist. Learn more...
- November 10: All About Jazz restructuring project completed.
- October 22: Supersized and stylized our header logo. It's a bold step forward for the brand.
- September 15: All About Jazz partners with Sweatshop Studios to create new YouTube Channel and high definition video content. Learn more...
- September 4: Jazz Near You Turns 10. Learn more...
- July 15: Published the 2021 Musician's Guide to All About Jazz Coverage and Promotion.
- July 15: Improved the appearance of the Jazz Near You embeddable calendar widget. Place an events calendar by city, musician, venue, festival or livestream on your website or blog.
- June 24: The official launch of the Jazz Influceners Project.
- June 10: Jazz Uncorked returns after 17 years.
- June 2: Moved 84 static pages into our database to move efficiently maintain them.
- May 13: We improved Jazz Near You! More...
- April 29: Connect with All About Jazz. Learn how here.
- April 15: Kristen Lee Sergeant's Jazz & Juice column launches.
- March 30: We developed promotional packages exclusively for record labels. Learn more.
- March 17: We have a brand new advertising Rates & Options page. Behold, then consider purchasing any one of our awesome services.
- March 15: Sitewide implementation of "LIKE" button. More...
- March 2: Went live with phase 1 of the website redesign project. More...
- February 5: Developed two advertising packages exclusively for record labels. More...
- February 3: Announced our new podcast and radio schedule here.
- January 6: Announced the winners of the following polls: Top Jazz Cities, Fantasy Festival, and Record Labels.
- August 25: Moved to new server / architecture (three servers are better than one!)
- August 15: All About Jazz turned 25! More...
- July 31: Onboarded new ad partner.
- July 17: Comments are back and this time they are ad-free!
- July 3: All-in-one super search! Final phase completed to include tracks and videos.
- June 27: Added tracks and video results to our fast search option.
- June: Automated the entire process of broadcasting a livestream event at All About Jazz and Jazz Near You. More...
- June 16: Added newsletter signup sections to both All About Jazz & Jazz Near You.
- June 12: Upgraded the header and footer portions of both websites. We also replaced the navigation bar items with an EXPLORE button.
- May: Improved home page FEATURED and LATEST section; Improved navigation bar and introduced EXPLORE overlay.
- May 24: You can now explore future tracks of the day. Listen to them ahead of their scheduled date here.
- May 18: Launched jazz patron program. More...
- May 18: Launched our Instagram page. Follow us!
- April-May 10: More livestream broadcasts including Joey Alexander and Dominick Farinacci's Songbook Watch Party.
- May 17: Automated livestream broadcasting pre-promotion and show activation steps.
- April 9: Adopt and maintain a musician page at All About Jazz program underway. More...
- April 6: Second livestream broadcast a success! More...
- April 1: All About Jazz broadcasts Live From Our Living Rooms: An Online Music Festival and Fundraiser. More...
- March 31: We now identify livestream-capable venues & festivals. More...
- March 25: Place a Livestream Jazz Calendar on your website or blog and help promote livestream jazz events. More...
- March 20: Jazz Near You promotes livestream events. More...
- March 15: Improved album personnel handling. More...
- January 9: All-In-One search project underway at All About Jazz! More...
- December 9: Added "Show Password" to help members sign in.
- December 6: We built a new contest giveaway platform from the ground up--it now supports music and ticket giveaways. More...
- October 30: Greatly improved the appearance of the Jazz Near You eblast. It looked like "1995"—now it looks like 2019. More...
- October 22: Completed an upgrade to our premium musician page promotional service (includes page preview).
- October 17: Launched three new polls: Top Jazz Cities, Top Record Labels, and Fantasy Festival.
- October 16: Vastly improved the appearance of the weekly Jazz Near You eblast.
- August 30: Optimized All About Jazz and Jazz Near You to improve page speed.
- August 20: Completed the All About Jazz and Jazz Near You redesign project.
- July 12: We moved All About Jazz & Jazz Near You to the cloud. More...
- June 3: Launched revamped home page. Looking good! More...
- May 31: Introduced Publisher’s Desk section on the home page. More...
- May 9: Launched Premium Venue Page Promotional Service. It's like our Premium Musician Page Service but for clubs! More...
- May 5: Improved Video of the Day Promotional Service. More...
- April 30: Implemented a series of Jazz Near You design changes to improve navigation and flow.
- April 18: Completed our first readers poll. View results from the Top 100 venues.
- April 15: Supported the National Endowment for the Arts and live streamed the NEA Jazz Masters concert. Learn more.
- February 13: Jazz Near You imports GigPress events for jazz musicians. More...
- January 29: A dozen improvements. More...
- January 24: Press Release Distribution service improvements. More...
- December 18: Premium Musician Page service upgrade. More...
- December 17: All About Jazz celebrates the NEA Jazz Masters. More...
- December 13: Village Vanguard events now available through Jazz Near You. More...
- October 1: Top 100 Jazz Venues poll. Learn more about our annual polls here.
- September 13: Jazz Industry Day 2018.
- August 21: Jazz Near You improvements: event poster support; a new festival date page; more Orlando (FL) events; and more Jazz Near You city websites.
- July 28: Preliminary work on the Europe Jazz Network event import project. View EJN member listing.
- July 25: Musician primer. Learn about the introductory guide here.
- July 5: Alternate venue names to improve matching on event feeds.
- June 23: Event aggregation expansion.
- June 14: Personal events calendar;
- April 12: Musician tags.
Thank you for loving jazz. Thank you for recognizing the important work we do for jazz. And thank you for your support.
Michael Ricci and your friends at All About Jazz