Jazzhouston.com was created in 1995 by Andrew Lienhard as part of his personal web site. The domain name was registered the following year in cooperation with the Milt Larkin Jazz Society and Deborah Dunlap in particular. Over the next few years the site was single-handedly managed by both Andrew and saxophonist Kelly Dean. When Andrew moved to NYC in 1997 and until his return in 2004, Kelly took over editorial operations. During this time, Kelly did an amazing job promoting the site, turning it into the popular musician's destination it has become.
Meanwhile, as jazzhouston.com grew in popularity, so did the demand for content updates. It became clear that there needed to be a better way to get information online easily. Behind-the-scenes web dashboards were created and shared with volunteers. The site has over 40 content contributors now, most of whom are working jazz musicians. It has become a true community project.
In Sept 2009, management of the site changed to an editorial committee. This team consists of Pin Lim, Tianna Hall, and Henry Darragh.
Pin also runs the twitter feeds and the popular Facebook page. Andrew helps with technical issues only. To reach the editorial team, use the Submit link on the site or send an email to notification @ jazzhouston.com