About Us (Updated Spring 2010)
Our Beginnings and What We Offer
ejazzlines was founded in 2000 with the aim of becoming a leading source for jazz and jazz-related products. We initially focused on a wide variety of print music, arrangements, and books, as well as VHS and DVDs, CDs, and posters. Over the last decade, we have worked very hard to adapt to the changing marketplace and to try to provide the jazz and music world with what it appears to have needed most, and that is a one-stop source for the very best selection of arrangements available anywhere. We carry charts from all of the big publishers, many smaller ones, and we now have a line of over 100 charts we publish ourselves under the Jazz Lines Publications imprint. The fall of 2010 will see the completion of SchoolMusicService.com, our sister site, which will soon contain just about every chart and piece of music in all genres offered by most publishers. We aspire to be THE source for music for the band or educator at any level.
We continue to carry an industry-leading selection of over 2200 DVDs, encompassing jazz, blues, funk, and related performance, documentary, and educational/method/masterclass DVDs. Our print music book section contains thousands of theory, method, and songbooks, as well as a fine selection of guides, histories, and biographies. These two areas of our site constantly grow, with new items added on a weekly, if not daily, basis. While our CD focus has lessened to a degree, we still carry over 25,000 discs ranging from Louis Armstrong to Diana Krall and just about everyone in between.
Providing an unmatched level of service is the cornerstone of our existence. We pride ourselves on being responsive, and we are happy to receive any suggestion, comment or question. If you'd like to read what our customers are saying about us, click here: Customer Comments.
ejazzlines' goal has always been to help keep jazz alive and flourishing. We consider education to be of paramount importance to the future, and we will always have an eye trained on strengthening the backbone of jazz through students' exposure to the music. In pursuit of this goal, we offer educational and library discounts.Our publishing arm, Jazz Lines Publications, now has over 100 charts in print, including important works from the Charlie Parker with Strings and Birth of the Cool sessions, Gil Evans, Duke Pearson, Art Pepper, Supersax, Helen O'Connell, Count Basie, Oliver Nelson/Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Rob McConnell, and many others. Our most sincere aim here is to publish classic works which have not been previously available, and to do it in the most accurate and legal fashion possible. We work with the artists and arrangers, and/or their estates, we have jazz scholar Jeffrey Sultanof who edits and writes notes for our charts, and in virtually all cases we engrave the arrangements from the original manuscripts rather than rely on transcriptions.
Individuals, bandleaders, libraries, and schools ranging from the grammar to the postgraduate level in every state and 91 countries have become customers, and our rate of repeat business is something that is especially gratifying for us.We truly hope that the works put in print by Jazz Lines Publications will help the jazz and music world's vitality grow in both variety and depth.
We are lovers of music as well as businesspeople, and we left previous jobs and started ejazzlines in order to try to become a contributing part of the jazz community. The last decade has given us great pleasure. We vow to continue to work very hard to publish more classic works, and to give you the best variety of charts, books, and DVDs available anywhere. Please take some time, look around, and let us know what you think. We strive to improve ourselves every day of the week, and we welcome comments and inquiries. And we do actually respond to them all in a timely fashion!Thanks for stopping by our store!
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