DownBeat – United States

“DownBeat” is a widely respected American music magazine that primarily focuses on jazz, blues, and roots music. Founded in 1934, it is one of the longest-running and most influential publications in the realm of jazz journalism. “DownBeat” covers a wide range of topics related to jazz and other musical genres, including artist profiles, album reviews, concert listings, industry news, and instructional columns for musicians.

The magazine’s coverage often includes interviews with prominent jazz musicians, analysis of current trends in the jazz world, and reviews of new album releases. “DownBeat” also conducts an annual readers’ poll, where jazz enthusiasts vote for their favorite artists, albums, and performances in various categories.

Over the years, “DownBeat” has played a significant role in shaping the discourse around jazz music, documenting its history, and supporting the growth of the genre. It remains a valuable resource for both seasoned jazz aficionados and newcomers to the genre, providing insightful commentary and comprehensive coverage of the ever-evolving world of jazz.