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.

Our family of up and coming artists reached 37 members from all over the world – Canada, Sweden, the US, the UK, Venezuela and Argentina. You can join our community by applying here!

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.


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!

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Published by Shannon Kennedy

Shannon Kennedy is a vocalist and saxophonist living in Southern California. She is author of "The Album Checklist" and the founder of Teen Jazz. She has been contributing articles to music magaizines and websites since 2004.