Jazz Improv Magazine

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NPR’s Curious Listener’s Guide has called Jazz Improv Magazine “Hands Down the Best!”, in the magazine’s ninth year of existence. Their quarterly publication, Jazz Improv Magazine, has a combined paid subscription and newsstand circulation base of 40,000. The free monthly publication, Jazz Improv's NY Jazz Guide, is available in both print and eBook (free download from the website) with a circulation of about 65,000.

Jazz Improv Magazine is the most comprehensive periodical reference about Jazz improvisation and is designed for enthusiasts and improvisers alike. Each reference-sized edition comes with a companion CD that provides Jazz lovers an opportunity to preview full-length tracks from new and essential/reissued recordings by leading and emerging artists. They are the only Jazz magazine to devote a majority of their editorial coverage to independent artists. If selected, they will write a review of your music and include it in the publication.

You'll find as many as 100 detailed Jazz album reviews in each of their issues, along with full-length tracks on the companion CD. These comprehensive and insightful reviews help their readers make informed buying decisions which will in turn help you get your name out there.

Getting your music in the magazine is a great way to get exposure to devoted jazz fans. Readers have proven time and again that they are responsive. A typical Jazz Improv reader makes an average of $100,000 a year, buys an average of 71 CDs/downloads a year, and spends money to hear live Jazz performances at festivals and Jazz clubs.

Prominent jazz artists featured in the publication include: Buddy Rich, Geri Allen, Sean Jones, Vic Juris, Alan Broadbent, John Coltrane, Bob deVos, Hot Club of Detroit, Andrea Brachfeld, Avishai Cohen, Five Play, Sonny Fortune, Dave Stryker, Bob Kindred, Lionel Loueke, and many others.