Highly anticipated website launches in two hundred cities—Mobile App to follow
Philadelphia, PA: Until now, jazz music has lacked a single comprehensive source where fans could access upcoming event information locally and around the world. Now they can, with JazzNearYou.com
, jazz music's most viewed and longest running website has launched JazzNearYou.com
, an event- and community-driven website that alerts jazz fans to upcoming shows, news, and activity in 200 cities worldwide.
In addition to a comprehensive event guide, JazzNearYou.com
provides an extensive venue and festival listing, photos, news, articles and links.
Carefully programmed for easy access, concert goers are automatically directed to their local events page, while travelers can view events in other cities. A reader traveling to London can change their page to london.jazznearyou.com
; a reader traveling to Paris can change their page to paris.jazznearyou.com
, and so on. Readers can even change the language setting, so readers in Istanbul can view their website in Turkish and readers in Italy can view their website in Italian.
Free to list; free to post!
Through its affiliation with AllAboutJazz.com
already includes a directory of over 20,000 business listings and the website oftentimes receives over 1,000 new events in a single day.
Presenters, musicians, and promoters can choose from five different methods to submit events:
- a submission form (for single and recurring events);
- an upload form (for multiple events);
- an export file;
- a musician's GigPress feed;
- the ArtistData feed.
Once entered, events appear across a network that includes JazzNearYou.com, AllAboutJazz.com, and the Jazz Near You weekly concert calendar email announcement.
“Jazz is a vastly untapped resource with tremendous potential," says All About Jazz / Jazz Near You Founder, Michael Ricci. “We repurposed the local capabilities of AllAboutJazz.com to create a series of rich media websites that can simultaneously serve and further unify hundreds of jazz communities worldwide. For folks in the business sector, this is about us supporting local jazz economies and helping local communities help themselves. JazzNearYou.com will inform fans daily, drive foot traffic to venues and drive ticket and merchandise sales. And by expanding the capabilities of AllAboutJazz.com, we can amplify our message and better connect people at the street level though organized outings to jazz events.”
Ricci concludes, “There was no single source for jazz event information until JazzNearYou.com. Our website will delight music fans by allowing them access to an unprecedented amount of information about live jazz; from New York to Tokyo and from Toronto to Buenos Aires.”
Jazz Near You expands upon All About Jazz's commitment to bring us the most up-to-date happenings in our community—we couldn't be more excited!" —Ash Maynor, SFJAZZ.org
Often the fascinating and potentially rewarding jazz concerts are not so easy to find, especially when you are visiting a new place—but even frequently in your home town. I fully expect Jazz Near You to become an invaluable resource for fans and presenters alike." —Oliver Weindling, Owner, Babel Label / Director, Vortex London
Jazz Near You is a series of 200 event- and community driven websites serving jazz presenters, enthusiasts and professionals worldwide. As the leading aggregator and disseminator of jazz event information, Jazz Near You supports local jazz economies by helping them help themselves through the All About Jazz / Jazz Near You platform. Its companion app is available for free at iTunes.
All About Jazz is the most viewed and longest running jazz music website, attracting both enthusiasts and industry professionals since 1995. A daily resource of impressive depth and breadth, All About Jazz aggregates, publishes and syndicates a variety of jazz-oriented content daily and is committed to raising the awareness of jazz's cultural significance and historical legacy while actively celebrating the creative leaders of today.
All About Jazz is the highest ranked jazz music website in the world according to Alexa.com and Google.com and has received “best of the web” designations from The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Forbes, and the BBC. It is a ten-time winner of the Jazz Journalist Association award for “Best website covering jazz.”
For more information contact: Michael Ricci