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.
I was first exposed to jazz by my high school girlfriend's father. On the one hand he was the school's Vice Principal, on the other
he was a big Miles Davis fan. He gave me my first jazz record, Miles at the Blackhawk.