Jazzconnect is owned by Encore
Records and Productions, Inc., a Washington, DC based corporation. We have been
in business since 1988 and started off as a jazz record company (every one
makes a mistake now and then!) but shortly thereafter we focused on booking and
promoting jazz artists. In 1999, we started a regional website called DCjazz.
In less than 2 years, this regional website grew from 10 artists to 60. Our
mailing list grew from 300 names to over 9,000 names and our unique page views
increased from 1-10 a day to hundreds a day.
Recently we have branched out to
hosting websites for clubs and selling tickets on-line for organizations,
concert venues and clubs. Louis Scherr, president, is a jazz musician by trade
(he has recorded with Joe Henderson, Gary Burton and Claudio Roditi) and as a
hobby loves to write code.Our Mission
- To unite jazz musicians,
listeners and supporters of jazz.
- We aspire to provide a top
quality website featuring a centralized information base for all jazz musicians
and enthusiasts to use.
- All musicians hosted on the
site will be represented in a professionally designed "Artist Suite", featuring
biographical information, performance schedule, contact information and
streaming audio for their CDs. A true e-commerce setup will allow people
viewing the site to place a secure credit card order.
- Our on-line musicians directory,
The Jazzconnect Cyber-Union© has been created for the professional
musician. The comprehensive profile created for each musician allows the
musician to effectively network and efficiently hire other musicians for gigs.
- We will offer an annual
competition with an attractive prize. This will give musicians a unique
opportunity for exposure of their music, an incentive to produce their music
and the means to record it.
- We will offer a fully developed
link area for related music business listings
- The site will be advertised
across the Internet and in jazz publications
- The site will represent all of
the many genres of jazz including classic, contemporary, Latin and
- We will create in-house
advertising for our artist members by placing their music on our jukebox and
our MP3 pages.
- We will develop an email list
and keep the jazz community informed about upcoming performances and cd
- Jazzconnect.com will be able to
offer artists a powerful way to market themselves and their products more
efficiently and cost effectively than if they tried to do it on their