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All About Jazz polls our readership from time to time. Here are the results from the 2013 Jazz Near You survey.
In a nutshell: most jazz fans attend one concert a month and plan for it weeks in advance; learn about events mostly from friends; like the Blues; prefer intimate venues; attend one festival per year; travel up to 100 miles; are 40+ years of age, and men.
Years ago now--in Rhodesia--listening to Voice of America with Willis Conover I heard Bunk Johnson play When The Saints Go Marching In, and Billie Holiday sing Don't Explain. I knew then there was no other life for me than jazz.