Meet the featured contributors at All About Jazz.
I currently live in: San Jose, CAI joined All About Jazz in: 2009What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? I mainly wanted to give musicians a chance to be heard. And there is nothing like asking a question and hearing the artist go, Wow... let me think about that one." Most become like family to me, and we remain in contact. I love jazz, it defines me. So doing this makes me extremely happy.How do you contribute to All About Jazz? I am an interviewer. I basically knock on musicians' doors ...read more
I currently live in: Oak Park, ILI joined All About Jazz in: 2006What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? I have grown up on jazz and it has been one of my passions. At one point in time I had considered being a full time writer. When I decided to merge my two avocations I was looking for an appropriate outlet. My wife found All About Jazz one evening and brought it to my attention. I was immediately impressed by the quality of the writing and the breadth and depth of the content.read more
I currently live in: Jerusalem, IsraelI joined All About Jazz in: 2004What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? At first, All About Jazz provided me a way to express my thoughts, insights and feelings about certain albums that I was listening to, and shared with other friends, online and in private talks. Later I found out that that through All about Jazz I coud get to know some of my favorite musicians, get more music, and ultimately attempt to make the music and the musicians more accessible to larger audiences. How ...read more
I currently live in: Santa Fe, NMI joined All About Jazz in: 2004What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? I am a music fanatic. I play the drums. I was involved in college radio for years and I'd love to do a show again. Maybe when I retire!I like to write. It's not easy or natural for me, in fact it's quite painstaking, but I like it. Music is important, and writing about it helps me determine what it is that I value in music; and in all of the arts, ...read more
I currently live in: Vilnius, LithuaniaI joined All About Jazz in: 2010 What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? My professional background is in web marketing, and I connected with Michael Ricci through Chris Rich, who encouraged me to submit my first article Howard Riley: Five Decades in Music." High visibility for my article was a strong consideration, so I felt AAJ was a good fit. Currently the article has nearly 15,000 page views and shows up #2 in Google search for Howard Riley." The next interview Dominic Duval: ... read more
I currently live in: Littleton, COI joined All About Jazz in: 2007What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? It all started at a concert by George Brooks and his band Summit at the Boulder Theater around 2002. The band featured tabla maestro Zakir Hussain as well as guitarist Fareed Haque. Brooks played tenor sax, Steve Smith was on trap drums and Kai Eckhardt played bass. The music was a unique combination of Western jazz and Indian music. I was so blown away that I felt compelled to write about the concert and tell ...read more
I currently live in: New York, NYI joined All About Jazz in: 2012What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? All About Jazz is the first thing I read in the morning, there is a wealth of information and I thought as a working musician I could offer a particular point of view on topics where I have experience.How do you contribute to All About Jazz? I have a column called On and Off the Grid.What is your musical background? I began studying guitar when I was seven years old. ...read more