While the IAJE parties across the pond, we have some jazz right here in Rochester, NY....
The 2008 season of the Exodus to Jazz series opens with jazz from the Southern Hemisphere--Gabriel Alegria and the Afro-Peruvian Sextet

New jazz website with an unlikely name . . . OK, it's about as likely as they come . . . Jazz.com

Jazz.com logo selectionThere's another great website out there for you to check out with an unlikely moniker (OK, it is the most likely and they must have paid dearly to buy the domain)--Jazz.com.  As it's "About Us" page describes, Jazz.com is:

[D]edicated to sharing our love of the jazz art form, and serving the the global jazz community. We publish reviews, interviews, historical overviews and other material of interest to our visitors, and encourage them to share their expertise and opinions on our Forums and elsewhere on the site. Our Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians is the most comprehensive on-line reference work focused on currently active musicians, and is offered as a resource to our site visitors. Registered members also can list in our site directory, where they can promote their goods and services, or create their own web page at jazz.com. In addition to our advocacy of jazz music, we also are committed to sharing the work of visual artists who focus on the jazz idiom. These works are on display at our Visual Jazz galleries.

It's quite easy to set up a site on Jazz.com, which gives their readers another place to find your site if you're a musician, jazz educator or have a little jazz website like this one.  There's also a blog, where they have been sending regular updates from the International Association of Jazz Educators conference in Toronto.  They're just getting started, so check them out.  Let me know what you think in the comments.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

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