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As part of our mission to provide jazz fans new ways to see, hear and read about musicians, we have expanded and diversified the All About Jazz Musician Center, which now includes 10,000 more musician profiles than it did a month ago. That's a big first step in the development of the upcoming MY AAJ system, and we think it will make a difference for both musicians and listeners.

Newsletter Sections

1. Newly Expanded Musician Center
2. A Word From Our Sponsors...
3. Free Daily Downloads
4. Your Jazz Photo Source
5. Up Next: MY AAJ
6. Most Read Articles & Reviews

Newly Expanded Musician Center

AAJ recently expanded the Musician Center to include over 10,000 new musician profiles. We also updated each page to include a complete set of helpful links, including all related reviews, articles, and news items at AAJ—plus downloads, a wikipedia link, new release info and more.

For a good example, see the Pat Metheny or the Miles Davis pages—or look up your own favorite musician.

With MY AAJ just around the corner, readers will soon have an opportunity to view a musician's calendar, purchase tickets, post comments, and purchase downloads.

We recently created this new TOP 100 Musician Profiles viewed list. Who's #1?

If you're a jazz musician, please link to your profile page at AAJ. Thanks!

A Word From Our Sponsors...

AAJ is proud to showcase these exciting new releases at our Showcase Center.

Russ Lorenson's A Little Travelin' Music, Shaynee Rainbolt's At Home, Bradley Leighton's Back to the Funk, Gerri DiMaggio's Comes Love, Joy Bellis's Coming Alive, Pamela Rose's Just For a Thrill, Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra's Kindred Spirits, Big Band Byrne's Leaving For Home, Sathima Bea Benjamin's Musical Echoes, Savoy Jazz's Rebop - The Savoy Remixes, Pat Martino's Remember: A Tribute to Wes Montgomery, Michael Simon & Roots United's Revelacion, Kim Nalley's She Put a Spell On Me, Kayle Brecher's Spy Music, Dom Minasi's The Vampire's Revenge, Toph-E & the Pussycats's Toph-E & the Pussycats Live in Detroit .

We invite you to show your support for AAJ by clicking through to these artists' websites and listening to music from their latest releases.

Are you or do you represent a jazz musician or record label? Click here for more information about promoting your new CD at AAJ.

Free Daily Downloads

Just a quick reminder to visit our free MP3 page to download tracks from both established and up-and-coming artists. From Ben Allison to Rahsaan Roland Kirk, we have something for everyone.

View our Top 100 and Top 25 in the last 30 Days lists to download what's hot right now. We also recently created two new lists: Top 25 in the last 60 Days and in the last 90 Days.

If you are or represent a jazz musician or a record label and would like to feature your music at All About Jazz, click here for more information about our download program.

Your Jazz Photo Source

All About Jazz would like to congratulate the following photographers for their recent Jazz Journalist Association (JJA) nominations. John Abbott and Jimmy Katz for the "Lona Foote-Bob Parent Award Excellence in Photography" and Ben Johnson, Bill King, Ziga Koritnik, Michael Kurgansky and Marek Lazarski for "Best Photo of the Year." All featured at the AAJ Visual Arts Center.

We've added over ten new albums and over 1000 new images since our last announcement.

Joe Pass by Jimmy Katz

Up Next: MY AAJ

By the time you receive our next announcement, we'll have launched the long anticipated MY AAJ system.

With MY AAJ, you'll be encouraged to create a profile (just like the contributors and musicians). Depending on how much information you enter, we can deliver a regional calendar, regional news, filter specific content and more. With MY AAJ, you'll have an opportunity to post comments, download new (free) tracks, post announcements—essentially use the site to its fullest, most customized potential.

We've worked the last ten years towards MY AAJ and we're very excited about the possibilities.

New Most Read Articles & CD Reviews

Our most read new articles this month...

  1. Chris Potter: Raising the Bar
  2. Pat Martino: At One with His Favorite Toy
  3. Pat Metheny: Quantum Musician
  4. Billy Hart: A Hart of a Drummer
  5. Does Anybody Here Remember Joe?
  6. Old and Improved
  7. Dave Douglas Quintet: Meaning & Mystery
  8. Granddad Does Dallas
  9. Stan Tracey: True-Grit Brit
  10. Sometimes I Hear You: Mike Stern

And the most read CD reviews...

  1. Dave Douglas - Meaning and Mystery
  2. Charles Lloyd - Sangam
  3. Corea/Gadd/McBride - Super Trio
  4. Bobby Previte - The Coalition of the Willing
  5. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Isle of Wight 1970
  6. Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Stoa
  7. Wayne Shorter - Great Sessions
  8. Ben Allison - Cowboy Justice
  9. Brian Eno / David Byrne - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
  10. Karrin Allyson - Footprints

View the Top 50 most read CD reviews, articles, and news in the last 30 days.

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