Jazztimes Magazine (July 2009 Issue)

Posted by:  JazzTimes Inc


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With a circulation and distribution of over 100,000 copies, JazzTimes is the world’s leading jazz publication. The magazine features extensive new coverage, award winning jazz journalism, hundreds reviews, world class photography and award-winning graphics, informative features and columns, special theme issues and much more. If you’re interested in submitting for editorial consideration, subscribing to the magazine and potentially being selected for JazzTimes’ Audio Download program, you’ve found the right place.

JazzTimes is looking exclusively for jazz records. The magazine does not generally review or cover blues, soul, world music and folk. As long as the CD would clearly be identified as jazz, regardless of the jazz genre (smooth, mainstream, avant-garde, Dixieland, traditional, big band, vocals, etc), it will be given consideration.

Artists must have released a physical CD, with a bar code. Recordings only available by download will not be reviewed. Releases with distribution or sales by a third party - CDBaby, Amazon, iTunes, eMusic, North Country - are preferred over releases which are only sold at gigs.

JazzTimes tries to review CDs that fit this criteria based on artistic merit, although less than 100 CDs can be reviewed per issue (10 issues per year).

Please note: JazzTimes only reviews CDs that have been released within the last 3 months. Please submit only if you have a new recording that JazzTimes can consider for coverage.


JazzTimes is making its Audio Download Program available to all Sonicbids artists who submit at a HUGE DISCOUNT, over 80% off its open rate. . The Audio Download Program is a solid opportunity to get promotional tracks delivered to some of the most passionate music fans in the world and will drive traffic to your website, MySpace page or site of your choice.

The Audio Download Program offers:

* One track available for user download on the JazzTimes downloads page.

* Rotating CD cover image on JazzTimes.com home page.
* Label logo on the JazzTimes downloads page, and a link to your label or artist website.

* Link to the e-commerce site of your choice for CD purchases.

* CD cover image on the JazzTimes.com downloads page.

* CD cover image and track info featured in a quarterly HARP magazine print ad, directing readers to the download page on JazzTimes.com.

Each quarter, one Sonicbids artist will be selected to participate in the JazzTimes Download package at cost.


JazzTimes is sold by most leading magazine vendors including Barnes & Noble, Borders Books & Music, and many other important retail outlets. Its list of contributors is a virtual who’s who of jazz journalism, including Gary Giddins, Nat Hentoff, Nate Chinen, Don Heckman, Josef Woodard, Ashley Kahn, David R. Adler, and Geoffrey Himes.

Typical cover artists include Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny, Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall, Ornette Coleman, Joshua Redman, John Scofield, Roy Haynes, Brad Mehldau, Cassandra Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, Joe Lovano, Christian McBride, Bill Frisell, Branford Marsalis, The Bad Plus, Dave Douglas, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Medeski Martin & Wood and Marcus Miller. Plus, legends such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Jaco Pastorius, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Duke Ellington.

To see some Sonicbids artists who have already been selected, check out:

Anibal Rojas

Christine Capdeville

Ginger & Scott

Karen Blixt

Kellye Gray:

Joe Beck/Lee Barbour

Nicolas Bearde

Oli Rockberger

Rory Partin

Segun Awe

Torben Waldorff

**All artists who submit for coverage in JazzTimes Magazine will receive a one-year subscription to JazzTimes Magazine.