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Jazz Near You Platform Improvements / Expansion 2018

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The Jazz Near You platform continually improves resulting in an evergrowing list of concerts and venues while boosting event attendance and ticket sales worldwide.

What's New

We launched a personal calendar feature (read announcement) which allows members to track and set up alerts for shows they plan to attend. Jazz Near You also archives attended events and will soon allow members to document those events in the form of photos, words and a star rating. We encourage our members to try the personal calendar feature and let us know what you think.

We're currently working on an ambitious event aggregation project—importing 5,000 new events the other day and hundreds more since. Some non-jazz events have found their way into our calendar, we're aware of them, and we're taking steps to filter them out. If you spot an event that is distinctly not jazz, please report it to us and we will remove the event. There's clear upside to this project as we are now importing events from venues including Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Ronnie Scott's, Dazzle Jazz Club, Montreux Jazz Club, Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill, The Jazz Playhouse as well as more events for many jazz luminaries. We were flirting with 2,000 active events in our New York City calendar for well over a year—we're now delivering 2,550! We're also delivering nearly 1,200 events in the Bay Area.

We've developed a leaderboard page to recognize our top event uploaders. Check it out. Congratulations to Lorene Ely at Jazz in AZ who is approaching 7,000 events.

We're committed to partnering with organizations around the world so look for announcements about our progress with organizations in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, and throughout Europe soon. Jazz Near You is a network of over 300 websites and we intend to expand our reach while supporting the missions of our partnering organizations.

Jazz Near You, the website, is now more responsive across all devices: it's less cluttered, with only essential information, and we reduced the number of ads you see on a phone. We also anchor a map of today's events to the footer section on the home page.

You can now search for venues and festivals outside of your current city location.

More to come

We'll continue to aggregate more events and we're keen to develop an Alexa skill and have her announce jazz concerts happening near you. There's also the app upgrade (long overdue, but currently not within budget) and ticket giveaways.

To learn more about our future plans and how you can support them, please go here.

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