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Mar272010

What to expect from Elements of Jazz

Why did I create ElementsOfJazz.com [EoJ]? What do I hope to accomplish with it? It's my desire to bring appreciation,  understanding and camaraderie to the world of jazz artists & their fans.

The first thing that I want to share with you is this ~  While there may seem to be some borderline proselytizing going on at times (smile), I want you to listen to music that you enjoy. I will make suggestions to guide you and pique your interest, though. smiley emoticons

Secondly, I want this to be a journey of discovery for everyone.

I'm late to the jazz game but I feel that is one of my strengths. When I was younger, I was told what I should listen to in order to "get" jazz. That approach never worked for me. If anything, it made me turn a deaf ear to the genre because I got the impression that "there was only one way to get it". o_0

EoJ will be a place for many of the "elements" of jazz to be shared, enjoyed and discussed. The sub-genres that will be written about in the future are: big band, swing, bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian jazz, free jazz, acid jazz, post bop, soul jazz, gospel jazz, funk and hip-hop.

The third point that I'd like to make is this...

The history of jazz is important. It will be blogged about here. However, the emphasis is going to be on the musicians & vocalists who are alive, creating and performing the music all over the world as I type this. angel smileys

In the near future there will be a section for jazz history, concerts and shows, an index & search for blog posts (which will include artist profiles and album reviews), and a few other things that I have in mind.

Are you still with me? I invite you to begin our musical journey together!

Reader Comments (12)

Congrats on going live! Looking forward to reading more.

Cheers,
Pete from The Larks

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Larks (@larksjazz)

Hey Donna:

Such a great start and thank you for all you have been doing and will now do even more of on your new EoJ blog. Whoo-hoo!

Love,

Elli

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElli Fordyce

Hi Donna! Welcome to the blogosphere! I know you will bring lots of music and new to all of us. I wish you all the best on your adventure!

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJames

Congratulations on getting your site up and running, and thanks for linking to St. Louis Jazz Notes. I'll add you to the StLJN blogroll next time I update, and look forward to seeing how things progress around here.

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDean Minderman

Congrats Donna for the opening of your jazz blog

I can't wait now for content and discover or rediscover things and then to share with people if it's cool.

I will not miss anything anyway because i feed your rss

good luck !

jc

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJuan-Carlos Hernandez

Dear Donna,

This is absolutely lovely! So excited about the site and for you. This is huge and going to be wonderful. The BEST!!!
Congratulations its perfect!

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterellepiari "Lady L"

Hello Donna,

I think the music world could not exist without people like you - thanks for launching this site and I wish you all the best with it!

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZoltan

I have be anxiously waiting for you to start blogging. Looks great!

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterToya

Can't wait for the Jazz prose goodness! Congratulations on the new site!

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMike Conaty

Hi, Donna! I am so excited to see that you have your blog up! It looks like it is going to be absolutely phenomenal ~ very cool! I'm looking forward to the goodies you will share. Dani ddh77

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDani H
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