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DownBeat (stylized in all caps) is an American music magazine devoted to "jazz, blues and beyond", the last word indicating its expansion beyond the jazz realm which it covered exclusively in previous years. The publication was established in 1934 in Chicago, Illinois. It is named after the "downbeat" in music, also called "beat one", or the first beat of a musical measure.

DownBeat publishes results of annual surveys of both its readers and critics in a variety of categories. The DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame includes winners from both the readers' and critics' poll. The results of the readers' poll are published in the December issue, those of the critics' poll in the August issue.

DownBeat was established in 1934 in Chicago, Illinois.[2] In September 1939, the magazine announced that its circulation had increased from "a few hundred five years ago to more than 80,000 copies a month", and that it would change from monthly to fortnightly from the following month. In April 1979, DownBeat went to a monthly schedule for the first time since 1939.
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Beginning in 1956
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Your webmaster's first job in radio in 1959 was at WCUY 92.3,, an FM station in Cleveland, Ohio. It programmed jazz exclusively, and our studio was always full of back issues of DownBeat and there was a notebook with articles about most of the artists we played.
 
 
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