This past year, Teen Jazz has grown back into the site it was when I managed it full time almost ten years ago! I wish I had the numbers to compare, but unfortunately, I only added analytics to the site back in August of this year.
A few of the most popular searches bring readers to Teen Jazz have been young jazz musicians, young jazz artists, teen jazz reviews, bg duo ligature review and jazz for teenagers.
The 10 most popular articles on the website are:
1. A Review of U-Nam’s Weekend in LA – One of the first articles we added to Teen Jazz after its major redesign was a review of his latest album and tribute to George Benson, “Weekend in LA”. It has been the most popular article on the site this past year.
2. A Review of the BG France Duo Ligature – The second most read post on Teen Jazz is our review of the BG France Duo Ligature.
3. Teen Jazz Influence Mindi Abair – The third most frequented article and the most popular Teen Jazz Influence is Saxophonist Mindi Abair. We interviewed Mindi back in 2006, and we hope to catch up with her for a follow up interview soon!
4. Teen Jazz Influence Greg Adams – Our interview with trumpet player Greg Adams follows right behind that of Mindi Abair. The interview is another from our archives, but we also hope to catch up with Mr. Adams too!
5. Teen Jazz Legend Michael Brecker – Our article on the legendary saxophonist Michael Brecker is the fifth most popular article on the site.
6. Basic Saxophone Repair Tips – We’re lucky to have contributor Rheuben Allen who writes a series of repair articles for our website.
7. Fixing a Crack in a Clarinet – Another great article by Mr. Rheuben Allen on repairing a crack in the wood of your clarinet.
8. Review of Unison Saxophones – My first professional saxophone was a Unison alto that I bought back in 2002 or 2003. At NAMM a few years later, I had the opportunity to try out several more Unison Saxophones and the result was one of the first instrument reviews on Teen Jazz.
9. College Auditions and Preparation for Sax Players – Cal State Long Beach Saxophone Professor James Barrera wrote this great article for us on preparing for college auditions.
10. Teen Jazz Influence Everette Harp – The tenth most popular article on Teen Jazz this year was an interview with saxophonist Everette Harp.