November 20, 2008

Testing, testing.

Avalon's Mission Statement

My goal in creating this blog is that jazz lovers and dancers in New York City will be able to go to one place to find information regarding traditional jazz bands and venues. They will also find reviews and upcoming news about the music itself. 

Musicians and dancers will be able to find each other, nurturing the warm community that these two groups have formed. We have a great deal to learn from each other.

For jazz lovers in general, perhaps this blog is a place to find out about new kinds of music you've never explored before, or to discover that the music you thought had long left our local scene is in fact alive and kicking.

My dream is that one day I will turn this into a website that connects us globally.

Traditional Jazz or "Trad Jazz"
A music that originated in the streets of New Orleans in the 1910's and 20's. Created by musicians who combined the traditions of African and European music. We use it today to describe bands who draw their inspiration from the likes of King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Sidney Bechet, Billie Holiday, and Jelly-Roll Morton. Often-times the blues, folk inflections and fiddle tunes are incorporated into their repertoires.

1 comment:

  1. I think you have a great idea and good intent, but I'm not sure that a blog is really the platform that you need. Sounds like you really need a social network / web calendar system to help people to find fellow fans & musicians, and to find upcoming gigs that they care about.

    A blogspot blog format is more useful for individual expression and journalling, rather than the purposes you have set out.

    You might want to explore other social network platforms like to do what you are interested in doing. Or get a geek to code something for you in Plone or Drupal.

    That said, all the best in this endeavor!