Do you prefer reading Smooth Jazz News in print or online?

 

Smooth Jazz News August-September 2014 issue

Smooth Jazz News August-September 2014 issue

By Melanie Maxwell

We want to hear from you! And, we’re *giving away concert tickets and a 1-year subscription to Smooth Jazz News as an incentive to communicate with us.

Please post your answer to this question in the “comments” section, along with your name and the city and state where you reside, and you will be entered for a *chance to win the subscription and *concert tickets:

Do you prefer reading Smooth Jazz News online or in print?

*Tickets to the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series will be given away this month for the following shows: Ottmar Liebert (Aug. 8), Spencer Day (Aug. 15) and Jonathan Butler and Harvey Mason’s Chameleon Project (Aug. 22). The winner of the 1-year subscription will be chosen and announced on this blog, September 2. So, please check back often. Good luck!

Jonathan Butler will be performing at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series on Friday, Aug. 22

Jonathan Butler will be performing at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series on Friday, Aug. 22

Congratulations to Pamela Bates of Los Angeles, CA, she won a pair of tickets to see Jonathan Butler & Harvey Mason at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series on Friday, Aug. 22! Visit www.hyattconcerts.com for show details.

From the people who posted comments here, we will be choosing winners to receive a pair of tickets to see Jonathan Butler & Harvey Mason at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series in Newport Beach, California, on Friday, Aug. 22; or the Gardena Jazz Festival featuring Dave Koz & Friends “Summer Horns” with Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright & Richard Elliot; Euge Groove, Brian Simpson & more! If you have commented on this post, we have sent you an email explaining how to be included in the finalists pool. We will call the winner tomorrow, Aug. 20. 

Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns with Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot will be performing at the Gardena Jazz Festival on Sunday, Aug. 24

Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns with Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot will be performing at the Gardena Jazz Festival on Sunday, Aug. 24

Congratulations to Lois Bush of Gold River, CA, who won a pair of tickets to the Gardena Jazz Festival on Sunday, Aug. 24, compliments of the City of Gardena! Dave Koz & Friends “Summer Horns” with Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright & Richard Elliot, along with Euge Groove, Brian Simpson & more are scheduled to perform! Visit www.gardenajazzfestival.com for festival details.

 

Congratulations to Karen Jones of Arcadia, CA, who won a pair of tickets to see Paul Taylor & Spencer at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series on Friday, Aug. 15, compliments of Omega Events! Visit www.hyattconcerts.com for concert details.

Congratulations to Carla Grantham of Alexandria, Virginia, who won a pair of tickets to see Ottmar Liebert at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series on Friday, Aug. 8, compliments of Omega Events! Visit www.hyattconcerts.com for concert details.

111 thoughts on “Do you prefer reading Smooth Jazz News in print or online?

  1. Errol

    I prefer to have the printed copy. I enjoy reading it, when I have time and might be sitting pool side with a glass of wine.

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  2. Barbara Kerr

    I love the magazine. I prefer the the print version so I can take it with to the beach, pool or when lounging in the tub. Do you see a pattern here? I love water and reading without the risk of electrocution!
    Keep writing this wonderful magazine.
    See you in Catalina!

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  3. Trisha Friend

    Personally, I prefer to read the magazine itself. I save them and refer back to them occasionally. I like sitting down with my magazine, when it comes around the first of the month, a glass of wine and reading it from the front page to the back page!! It’s a GREAT informational & entertaining magazine on one of my favorite things in life . . smooth jazz!!! Thank you Smooth Jazz News!!!

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  4. Cassandra Wallace

    I prefer it online but I always enjoy picking up a copy to read while I’m relaxing at the jazz festivals in the summertime.

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  5. Shirley Leone

    Hi Melanie and staff,

    I prefer to read Smooth Jazz News in print.
    As an insurance professional and aspring jazz pianist, I look forward to each and every issue!
    There’s no question jazz is in my DNA!

    Keep the great issues coming and thank you!

    Shirley Leone
    Clovis, California

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  6. LONNIE WOODS

    I enjoy the hardcopy because I take it to work and let people n the office read it. They enjoy getting information early so they can plan better. I haven’t tried the online yet, but if u move towards online, I’ll have to move in that direction. Whatever u choose will b all right with me. Keep up the good work, great stories and interviews, along with state wide calendars of musical events. I reside in Baldwin Park, California.

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  7. Kimberly K.

    I prefer them in print. It’s easier to refer to events later on by flipping a few pages vs. locating the site, navigating the site, scrolling and so on. Thank you.

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  8. Shirley Leone

    Hi Melanie and Staff,

    I prefer to read Smooth Jazz News in print.
    As an insurance professional and aspiring jazz pianist, I look forward to each and every issue!
    There’s no question Jazz is in my DNA!
    Thank you,

    Shirley Leone
    Clovis, California

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  9. Melanie Maxwell Post author

    Lonnie, we plan to keep publishing the print magazine, and are just curious as to whether people prefer the actual magazine or online as their reading preference. It appears that most people like the print form of the magazine so far. Thank you for your comment!

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  10. Ralph Burton

    I am old school(63)i want the smooth jazz news in my hands,nothing better than going to a jazz festival and seeing tje smooth jazz news booth(seabreeze jazz festival)

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  11. Julie Marks

    I would really enjoy reading the print magazine, as I can browse it the first time, then put it aside, and pick it up a couple more times and read all the articles at my leisure. I enjoy the interviews and especially the calendar of upcoming events. Thanks so much for putting out a great, informative magazine!

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  12. Paul Schulman

    I much prefer the print edition. I’m old fashioned enough to enjoy taking the magazine on a plane or to the beach.

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  13. Sharyn Provenzano

    Personally, I prefer to read the magazine in print. I always save them as a reference and calendar. I agree that it is a GREAT informational & entertaining magazine! I look forward to receiving my copy in the mail and seeing the cover story.

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  14. Julie Marks

    I really enjoy a printed version of the magazine, so I can browse throught it the first time,, put it aside, and then pick it up a couple more times to read all the interesting and informative . I enjoy the interviews, and especially the calendar so I can plan the events my husband and I would like to attend. Thanks for putting out such a great magazine!
    Julie Marks
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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  15. Tony Ross

    I prefer the print version of the SJN for all the reasons previously mentioned. I often refer to past articles to read about performers and events, I share it with others, return to see CDs I may have missed, etc. I just thoroughly enjoy the publication and thank you for continuing to keep it going and us informed!

    Thanks much,

    Tony Ross, Pasadena

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  16. Debbie

    I prefer reading online. I can conveniently with me (on my kindle) everywhere I go! I truly enjoy the interviews. I also love the calendar. I have gone to various concerts thanks to the calendar. Keep up the great work!!

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  17. Sheree

    I prefer print. It’s something about turning the pages & the excitment I get when I get that large white envelope in the mail. Please continue to print.

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  18. Jimmy Lee Scott

    I love the portability of my magazines. Those that have went to on-line-only, I have not renewed.

    I prefer to stay old school, I only want printed publications.

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  19. Muriel Moore

    I like them both but my favorite is the printed version. From the printed version I can frame the pictures of my favorite artist and easy to refer to back articles & CD’s .

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  20. Regina & William Polk

    I like both ways. I enjoy the stories about all the musicians. I also look for all the festivals to see when and where they are. Hoping to one day go to my dream spot Catalina. Online saves time and money.

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  21. Marcia Hams

    To me it is just easier to read and can be referred to later. The information is very useful when planning concerts, outings, etc. The information can also be shared with my friends. Please keep printing !!

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  22. Edward Maxwell Jr

    I prefer to read it online because I can read it anywhere. I don’t have to wait to get home, Just pull up my phone or pad and I can enjoy the great articles and stay in touch with the smooth jazz world.

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  23. Sue Lucia

    I prefer to read my Smooth Jazz News in the lovely colorfully printed version! I usually pick up a copy at my local coffee house & read it from cover to cover while enjoying a cup of my favorite brew. First I start with the Table of Contents; Melanie’s notes are always good reading! Then I check out the featured festivals & Smooth Jazz Alive to see which concerts are in my area that I can hopefully go to with my friends! I love the Discover New Music page; there’s usually a new artist I’m eager to learn about! The Win Cool Stuff page is always of interest. I’ve actually won tickets a few times in the last few years! I end up looking at the list of smooth jazz radio stations & get very sad that the 2 whole pages that used to be filled with stations have now dwindled down to a mere half page! I need my smooth jazz that I can listen to day & night! Many of my favorite stations have changed their formats to easy listening or R&B. Thank God for Smooth Jazz News where I can always get my smooth jazz fix whenever I want it!

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  24. Julie

    I prefer print as I save some of the future shows in my tickler file! Thank you for such a nicely laid out magazine, great articles and pictures.

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  25. Dave DeLeon

    I prefer receiving the magazine in print. My wife and I enjoy reading the magazine and planning which concerts to attend.

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  26. Sunscape

    I prefer reading the magazine in print. I like to look at the photographs, view the ads. I get a better feel for the vibe holding it in my hands and reading the print.

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  27. Rosa E

    I prefer to read my Smooth Jazz News in print. I make sure I renew it each year. I read it cover to cover and even save some of them that feature my favorite artist.

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  28. Richard

    I prefer to read the printed copy so I can show my friends what they are missing out on, & it helps me keep up with all tha jazz news.

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  29. Barbara

    Gotta have print. Still have many. Just had Rick Braun sign the one with him on the cover. I will always keep my Wayman Tisdale copy.

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  30. Deborah Lewis

    I prefer both to read in print and online. I like to have the print to take with me when internet is unavailable. Enjoy reading it in print. There are times when reading it online is more convenient and also readily available

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  31. Brenda banks

    There’s nothing like Smooth Jazz News, and a cup of coffee, to get the information on what’s going in jazz.

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  32. Rhonda Darby

    I enjoy both types of communiques. I prefer receiving my “Smooth Jazz News” via the mail and really enjoy sharing it with friends, but they have to give it back!!

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  33. Tommie M. Grim-Jobe (Ms.)

    I always enjoy reading print. There might be an article I want to read again and if its online I might forget and delete.We get so much online and sometimes forget. For me Print is better.I’m still old school.

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  34. Burch Alford, Jr

    I am definitely old school, I prefer reading the hard copy. Reading has been a thrill for me since I was six years old.

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  35. Jeff Gunnels

    I can see and understand the advantages of both the print and online version. Personally I prefer the print version for many of the reasons others have already posted. However, if going to have just the online version, then subscribers should be entitled to some exclusive content.

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  36. Natalie Wilkins

    I really prefer Smooth Jazz in print. I am a collector and the articles and pictures provide a real experience almost like you were there. Blessings….

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    1. Melanie Maxwell Post author

      Hi Randy: While we prefer people to read the print publication (mostly because, according to research, they will read more of the magazine in print than they will online), we don’t really profit from it. Our revenue is earned from ad sales. Having said that, we greatly appreciate our subscribers, and are also grateful for those who read online or pick up the magazine at a festival, distribution outlet or radio station. Thank you for your comment. Melanie

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  37. Troy E Johnson

    Hi I Prefer to read the print publication because I can read it everywhere I go I am old school not into the smart phone age..I like to have it in my hand and I can refer to at any time.

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  38. LTCLeoB

    I prefer the print version of SmoothJazz News. I am old school and enjoy having a reading item in my hand. I subscribe to the print newspaper and get print magazines. It seems “real” when you hold what you read. And spend as little time as I can on a computer at home.
    I usually read SmoothJazz News while listening to Sirius-XM Watercolors, #66, and sometimes hear the exact artist or tune being discussed in the magazine.

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  39. Carl Harness

    Hello Melanie
    I enjoy the magazine in both formats but prefer the print version. I enjoy being able to put my hands on them immediately when I need to refer back to them for a particular subject matter.

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  40. Greg Kenney

    I prefer print anytime over online. I don’t spend much time on the computer because I am too
    busy enjoying real life, so having a physical copy of something that I can read & tear out selected
    pages for future reference is better for me !

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  41. C. J. Grantham

    I prefer reading Smooth Jazz News in print. There’s something so pleasantly “old-school” convenient and satisfying about having a hard copy/print periodical handy to browse, particularly when it arrives fresh and new in your brick-and-mortar mailbox! It’s especially pleasing when the print magazine is one, such as Smooth Jazz News, that comes jammed-packed with quality news and special-interest content. Print! That’s my vote!

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  42. Bernadine Temple

    Hi Melanie,

    How are you doing?
    I prefer the print version. Always have and always will:)

    Take care,
    Bernadine Temple
    Hayward, CA

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  43. J. B. Williams

    I prefer the Print Magazine.
    Thank You for All the Wonderful Bews You’ve Shared Over the Years!…

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  44. Lois Bush

    I’ve been subscribing to SJN for years. I have always loved reading the printed version and always will. I look forward to every publication when it comes in the mail. I enjoy the pictures of the events, the stories of the artists, new music reviews, and especially the calendar of events. I scan it every time and often find out about upcoming concerts in my area that I have not heard advertised anywhere else. I give and renew subscriptions for my friends for holiday gifts. I save the special ones, like the one featuring George Duke on the cover just before he passed away. When I went on a Smooth Jazz Cruise a few years ago, there was a contest for decorating our cabin door and I made a collage of all the SJN covers for a year and covered the whole door with it. It is sad that most of the Smooth Jazz Radio Stations have dwindled away, but there is still a huge following for this music out there and this great magazine keeps us all informed. Thank you Melanie and all your devoted staff! Keep up the good work!
    Lois Bush – Sacramento, CA

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  45. Robert Abarca

    Yes i prefer the printed version but since i lost my job 3 years ago ive never recovered and cant afford the printed subscription to the best magazine on planet earth! from Robert ABARCA San Bernardino,CA 92407

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  46. Lori Wilding

    I had just about given up on you when Albuquerque’s Don Davis and Martha started the Oasis which is now sponsoring a few concerts here. I am a very visual person and prefer the magazine. I won’t even buy a Kindle because it can’t be read in the bathtub or swimming pool!

    Keep up the good work. You are appreciated by the musicians and fans of Smooth Jazz.

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  47. Carol Hudson

    Much prefer it in print! Am I a dinosaur or what? I spend so much time on the computer already that when I want to relax and just sit back and read about all of the goings-on with my favorite jazz musicians, I much prefer to pick up the gorgeous, glossy picture version.

    Keep up the good work!
    Carol

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  48. Glennise & Mike Wendorf

    We are old fashioned and prefer Smooth Jazz in print! With our nine months of winter here in Wyoming, it’s fun to browse through the magazine and plan our next vacation to a festival…somewhere warm! Last year it was Catalina Island. This year it was BERKS and Seabreeze! The covers are great to have autographed!

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  49. Adam Morgan

    I prefer the print copy as I can take it everywhere and do not need a Wi-Fi connection or G4 cell connection as dropouts always happen. However, I also utilize the online version if someone is reading my copy. I think they both complement. I get my copy from Jazz at Jacks in Denver where the house band is Dotsero.

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  50. Gillian

    I prefer reading Smooth Jazz News in print. With a printed version, I can take it with me everywhere I go, I don’t need an electronic device to read it; and, I’m more likely to read it (I’m a diehard page-turner). An entertaining and informative (smooth jazz) publication either way, but I cast my vote for SMOOTH JAZZ NEWS in print!

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  51. Greg Spence

    I love the printed version hands down. I always drag the latest issue around with me for a month as a reference whenever discussing musical events with my friends. It keeps me in touch with a lot of things I like to do.

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  52. Barbara Chung

    I prefer to read the print version. I spend all day staring at a computer screen and so, I prefer print for my pleasure reading! Thanks for doing such a great job with the magazine – keep up the good work!

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  53. ETHEL M GRIFFIN

    Melanie it was a pleasure and a joy meeting and chatting with u. I really enjoy reading THE MAGAZINE and leave it on my living room cocktail table for all visitors to view. Tis sooooo informative.
    Whenever u visit my fair city will be a pleaure to entertain u. Now that I am 93 my Doc says that I should not travel solo. Oh fudge!!!!!!!! Will u attend Oct Jazz Festival? If so, maybe we can share a ice cream cone!!!!!!!
    Prefer print.

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