I Wish You A Happy And Swinging 2013 !

Bob van Eekhout (photo Erwin Wittenberg

Bob van Eekhout (photo Erwin Wittenberg)

I wish all readers of this jazz blog a happy and swinging 2013 !

In 2012 this blog has been read by 16000 jazz fans from all over the world. Certainly, the majority comes from The Netherlands,  but due to the fact that quite a number of articles are written in the English language, many visitors from other countries and continents read the series about Norman Granz, Hardbop and the current series about Blue Note Records.

I am very pleased that so many visitors from the US have been directed to this blog by the Official Frank Sinatra Fan Club in the US in order to read my article about Frank’s performance in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in 1974. A memory and a musical highlight that I still cherish as Frank is for me the ultimate jazz singer ever.

Further I am happy that I have been able to write down the memories of my father Bob van Eekhout Sr,, already an acknowledged jazz drummer way back in 1941 at the age of 24. He told me his personal memories of such great Dutch jazz musicians like drummer Joop Korzelius and accordeonist Johnny Meijer who were not only his colleagues but also very good friends.

My father unfortunately died this year at the age of 93, but these memories, which give an insight into the Dutch jazz scene of the nineteenfourties, have been documented forever.

I hope that many people will still be reading this blog for the years to come, in order to support and highlight the importance of jazz music to everyone’s personal life.

The WordPress Annual Report on Bob’s Blog

If you like to read more statistics about this blog, please check out the accompanying report provided by the WordPress people.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 16.000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

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