The October, 2013 online edition of JAZZ & BLUES FLORIDA has been posted at www.JazzBluesFlorida.com in a new easy-to-read format. The issue is also in an easily down-loadable .pdf file format. The JBF monthly ezine gives its readers previews of local and touring artists with upcoming performances throughout Florida. Along with the ezine, the JBF website offers comprehensive listings of live jazz and blues music in clubs, concerts and festivals across the state. This month’s features are:
ñ Billy Childs Jazz-Chamber Ensemble with Dianne Reeves & the Ying Quartet
ñ Dr. John & the Nite Trippers
ñ Gregory Porter
ñ Karrin Allyson
ñ Kenny Barron’s Platinum Band
ñ Manhattan Transfer
ñ Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band
ñ Robert Randolph and the Family Band
ñ Samantha Fish
ñ South Florida Blues All Stars – Joey Gilmore Band, Albert Castiglia, Joel DaSilva, Josh Rowand, Dave Shelley
ñ Vince Mendoza
The main Jazz & Blues website – www.JazzBluesFlorida.com – contains multiple facets and areas of interest for visitors. Here is a helpful guide to the site and what JBF is and is not:
The home page of the website identifies the JBF logo and has an option to join its mailing list. Unlike other entities, Jazz & Blues Florida only sends music news to its subscribers based on their preferences for type of music interest, region of the state, and their choice of email frequency.
Banners at the top, bottom and the right side of all website pages are paid promotional advertisements by Jazz Blues Florida clients from and in the music scene. The tabs below the JBF logo take visitors to other areas of the site including the very popular jazz and blues news blog which is visited by over 14,000 readers/month and has a life-time readership of over 290,000. The JBF Blog contains both paid promotional information on upcoming events around the state as well as coverage of various live music performances and other articles of interest. Jazz & Blues Florida will be reporting its new, updated readership numbers in the coming week.
“Music Listings” provides hundreds of current and upcoming listings for clubs, concerts and festivals throughout the state of Florida, and is organized by region. JBF artist and venue clients are highlighted, linked, and mapped. Free listings are available by following the submission guidelines (see top of each region page).
JBF has an extensive years-long and continually updated library of photos and videos from music events in the jazz and blues world of Florida. Several places to view these are the Facebook page, the JBF YouTube channel, and the Blog. The short video clips of live performances that are shared are what Jazz & Blues Florida is experiencing – and in many instances, to give the reader time to make it to the particular show! JBF is not claiming to be professional Facebook – but JBF DOES confess to being comprised of genuine music lovers!
Browse the JBF site for other items of interest such as the collection of recommended links including live-streaming radio and web programming, educational resources and state-wide jazz and blues society information.
What Jazz & Blues Florida is NOT: JBF regularly receives numerous requests for types of services – many expecting free services – that are not a part of who JBF is and what it offers to its clients and/or readers. Jazz & Blues Florida is not a booking agency! However, the Music Listings are available for viewing by artists looking to book gigs as well as by all the music lovers out there looking for live music! Help yourself! If you are an artist and wish to be included in the Listings as one of the red highlighted/linked & mapped entries, you may contact Jazz & Blues Florida regarding the ultra-affordable “Premium Listing” service that is offered to have all your Florida gigs included in that manner. As any business must operate, JBF’s time and efforts must be directed towards those that support it – its clients – and in turn Jazz & Blues Florida offers 110% support in return. JBF simply does not have the time to spend offering free services to help artists, venues, or other music-related businesses when its clients deserve the staff’s time and efforts.
There are many services Jazz & Blues Florida can offer a potential client and its staff will be more than happy to discuss these with you via email or phone. JBF’s rates are more than affordable for the exposure you receive from its large data base of subscribers and contacts. No other similar entity can come close to the reasonable rates for the return you will receive in quality and depth of promotion. Please contact Jazz & Blues Florida if this interests you! This being said, JBF is not locked into a concrete format forever, and is constantly looking for alternatives to improve the music scene it involves itself in.
Jazz & Blues Florida prides itself on being honest and straight-forward in all dealings, and the results of this is reflected in feedback we receive from clients and readers (www.JazzBluesFlorida.com/Feedback). JBF reports real, substantiated numbers (www.JazzBluesFlorida.com/reports) and are willing to provide any information requested that does not violate the trust put in JBF by its clients or readers.
Jazz & Blues Florida welcomes new readers as well as advertisers to the Jazz & Blues Florida family. The JBF staff strives to support and promote real music, by real people, in real places. Jazz & Blues Florida hope’s to see you out there in the music scene!