For the first time ever, a jazz publication acknowledged the existence of The Jazz Session, just 442 episodes, 8 years, and nearly 3 million downloads after it began. It’s a start. Next year, the Oscars! (Thanks to Martin Porter for the photos and for letting me know this even happened.)
We did it! Thank you all so much!
In particular, I’d like to thank Josh Rutner and Patrick McCurry for their help with the planning and execution of this Kickstarter campaign. It would not have happened without them.
The Jazz Session’s new season starts October 1, 2013.
I’m so grateful to the writers who’ve mentioned The Jazz Session Kickstarter campaign. Here’s a roundup of the stories of which I’m aware.
- Doug Ramsey, “Kickstarting The Jazz Session”
- Renee Yoxon, “Support The Return Of The Jazz Session”
- Richard Kamins, “He’s Back”
- Richard Kamins, “Musical Pleasures Big And Small”
- Burning Ambulance, “Give Jason Crane Your Money”
- St. Louis Jazz Notes, “Crowd Funding Countdown”
- Ottawa Citizen Jazzblog, “Three Jazz Boosters Seek A Boost”
- Michael Anderson, “The Jazz Session Returns, Launches Kickstarter to Fund Future Seasons”
- Marc Myers, “Weekend Wax Bits”
- Jeff Albert, “The Jazz Session #420”
- Avant Music News, “Jason Crane Kickstarter”
- Patrick McCurry, “Only A Few Days Left: Help The Jazz Session’s Comeback”
- Edwin Garcia, “The Jazz Session”
- Brian L. Hill, “The Jazz Session is back with an endorsement from Sonny Rollins”
- Northern Spy Records, “The Jazz Session Returns!”
I spoke today at the JazzTimes DIY Crash Course in Manhattan, an event held in tandem with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference. This is the audio of my presentation, which was about podcasting and telling a story as an artist. There were graphics, too. As soon as I get the video, I’ll pass it along. Thanks to Lee Mergner of JazzTimes for inviting me and thanks to David Lee Joy from All Star Media for providing the audio. Lee Mergner is the first person you’ll hear in this audio clip. Thanks also to the wonderful Amy Cervini for assisting with my presentation.
UPDATE: Here’s video of the first half of my talk. Then my camera battery died. Thanks to Derrick Lucas for filming this. More video may be available later.