Calling all Jazz&Jazz and Social Media Followers…

When I launched Jazz&Jazz back in 2009 and subsequently my related
Social Media and YouTube channels, I hadn’t anticipated that interest in my
‘Campaign for Jazz’ would reach such heights.

So much so that I’m concerned that the workload involved in keeping up with this increased online activity and the financial implications might result in the need to curtail aspects of my campaign.

One solution is to revert to my initial aim for Jazz&Jazz – to boost jazz by selectively featuring aspects which rivet attention – whether involving bands, musicians, clubs or festivals. But I fear that with the increased popularity of the site, “Topsy” took over. I began to receive spontaneous requests to feature bands, musicians, their music, clubs, events and festivals – with only the occasional offer to cover costs let alone sufficient contributions to help further my ‘Campaign for Jazz’. But the increasing workload did get my ‘Campaign for Jazz’ rolling like the proverbial river.

Spend a little time exploring Jazz&Jazz and you will be surprised to discover the volume of content that has built up over the past ten years.

As at 1st July, 2018:
1,247 posts / 1,244 Comments

Note: Comments can be made below each Jazz&Jazz feature where they are far more relevant and pertinent and frequently lead to exchanges of views (far preferable here than comments made on Facebook). So please, explore that facility.

Jazz&Jazz on Social Media

Jazz&Jazz YouTubes

As at 1 July, 2018:
695 YouTubes Published to date / 200+ Videos yet to feature as YouTubes
905 subscribers
Circa 500,000 views
Circa 1,000,000 minutes watch time


Peter M Butler FB
As at 1 July, 2018:
1,485 Friends

The Jazzers Facebook Group:
Closed Group
Admin: Peter M Butler
Members: 1,338 as at 1st July, 2018)

Lemsford Jazz Club
Administered as a service to the club. I lived in Lemsford village for 19 years.
Brian Smith (aka “Smiffy”) is a close friend.

(To date: 1980 Tweets, 324 Followers)

I publish links to all my Jazz&Jazz articles and posts on Linkedin for further outreach.

Reviewing the Situation
Such are the pressures and increasing financial implications resulting from the excessive amount of time spent on my online presentations that I will have to bite the bullet and introduce limitations to such activities.

I need to get back to my initial intentions for Jazz&Jazz – i.e. selectively featuring bands, musicians, clubs and festivals, and aspects of jazz which capture my attention, to help boost interest in the music. All with links to my Social Media outlets and in particular
my YouTube site.

You will of course continue to find promotions for festivals, clubs, bands, events
and musicians on Jazz&Jazz. In most cases donations (in cash or kind) will have
been made for these to help cover costs and perhaps even to help build a
fighting fund for jazz.

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Donate Button in the column to the right. 


Flashback to the wonderful times! L/R: Bob Thomas of Bob Thomas and The Thomcats, myself, Acker Bilk, Brian Smith of Lemsford Jazz Club.

Peter M Butler
Editor: Jazz&Jazz

Rider: Rather than limit your comments to online social media sites please use “Speak Your Mind” below each Jazz&Jazz feature, where comments and exchanges of views will be targeted and specific. You can begin now by commenting on this post. Far better than posting comments on Facebook which are soon swallowed up in the morass!

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