Six years ago today, the first post went up on St. Louis Jazz Notes. After that brief introduction, the first week also featured a short preview of the upcoming week's live jazz; a review of the St. Louis Jazz Orchestra, Mulgrew Miller and assorted other guest stars performing for the second annual Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival; and a shameless plug for a "critic's pick" I wrote for the RFT about a Commander Cody gig at Blueberry Hill.
Nearly 2,600 posts later, StLJN remains one of the more long-lived outposts of the "jazz blogosphere," such as it is, and I'm glad to have made it this far.
Thanks once again to all the readers, commenters, musicians, music students and educators, presenters, club owners, publicists, tipsters, media people, record label employees and others who have taken an interest in the site over the years. I appreciate your time and attention, and hope never to take it for granted.
If you have any anniversary wishes, congratulations, questions, suggestions, or complaints, the comments are, as usual, open.
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