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All About Jazz

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All About Jazz
Type of site
Jazz music database
Available inEnglish, Italian
Founder(s)Michael Ricci
URLallaboutjazz.com
CommercialYes
LaunchedAugust 15, 1995; 25 years ago (1995-08-15)

All About Jazz is a website established by Michael Ricci in 1995. A volunteer staff publishes news, album reviews, articles, videos, and listings of concerts and other events having to do with jazz. Ricci maintains a related site, Jazz Near You, about local concerts and events.

The Jazz Journalists Association[1] voted All About Jazz Best Website Covering Jazz for thirteen consecutive years between 2003 and 2015, when the category was retired. In 2015, Ricci said the site received a peak of 1.3 million readers per month in 2007.[2] Another source said that the site has over 500,000 readers around the world.[3]

Ricci was born in Philadelphia. He heard classical and jazz from his father's music collection. He played trumpet and went to his first jazz concert when he was eight. With a background in computer programming, he combined his interest in jazz and the internet by creating the All About Jazz website in 1995.[2][4]

The website publishes reviews, interviews, and articles pertaining to jazz in the U.S. and around the world, including information about festivals, concerts, and other events.[5][6][7]

In 2016, Ricci was given the Jazz Bridge Ambassador Award for his contributions to jazz in Philadelphia.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Previous Winners". JJA Jazz Awards 2016. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  2. ^ a b Patterson, Ian (8 September 2015). "Michael Ricci: A Modern Day Jazz Messenger". All About Jazz. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Lansdale area man to be honored with Jazz Bridge Jazz Ambassador Award –". www.tickettoentertainment.com. 1 June 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  4. ^ Stephans, Michael (17 October 2013). Experiencing Jazz. Scarecrow Press. pp. 451–. ISBN 978-0-8108-8290-4. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  5. ^ Pack, Thomas (November 2007). "All That Jazz on the Web". Information Today. Vol. 24 no. 10. pp. 46–47. ISSN 8755-6286.
  6. ^ Schmuckler, Eric (25 March 2002). "Specialty Music". Forbes ASAP. Vol. 169 no. 7. p. 13. ISSN 1078-9901.
  7. ^ Hebbard, D.B. (22 January 2014). "Online music resource, All About Jazz, launches its own magazine". Talking New Media. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
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