Happy New Year’s everyone! To celebrate the start of 2014, we thought that we would share a few fun facts and accomplishments on Teen Jazz in the last year.
2013 was our first full year since the site was relaunched (we started back up in August 2012). Here’s our very first article since our relaunch, but this was actually the first article on Teen Jazz in 2004.
In 2013 we officially published our 200th music advice article (this one). Our 100th article was a guest post by Sean Winter and it was published February this year.
We currently have a team of 12 contributing writers including: Shannon Kennedy, U-Nam, Rheuben Allen, Andrew Gordon, Cyrene Jagger, Richard Simon, Peggy Duquesnel, Sean Winter, Kenn Hadnot, Joel Perkosky, James Barrera, and Dana Brenklin.
This past month, we ran our second annual 12 Deals of Christmas and had the opportunity to work with a lot of great sponsors. We’d like to thank Kenkase Music, Rheuben Allen, Vibrato Saxophones, ADG Productions, DC Music School, Tim Price, The Mastermind Factory, and Skytown Records.
OUR 10 MOST POPULAR ARTICLES WERE:
1. Music Memes – a collection of fun images about being a band geek
2. A List of Summer Jazz Camps – a directory of summer music camps (there is a comments section if you would like to add an event that you feel is missing)
3. Sax Playing Tips – a large assortment of tips on playing the saxophone
4. Sax Mouthpiece Buying Tips – an article on what to look for when buying a new saxophone mouthpiece
5. An Interview with Saxophonist Mindi Abair – an interview with the talented saxophonist Mindi Abair
6. 33 Content Marketing Ideas for Musicians – a list of ideas for marketing your music
7. College Audition Preparation for Saxophonists – need advice on how to prepare for your university auditions? They’re coming up in the next few months!
8. Jazz Lingo and Slang – a collection of fun jazz expressions
9. A Review of the Ottolink Mouthpiece – a guest post by Kenn Hadnot
10. 10 Simple Motivation Tips for Musicians – we all need an extra push at times, here are ten tips to help get you going
Thank you all for making 2013 such a great year! We look forward to the continued growth of our little community in 2014!