[JPL] A Jazz Rock Fusion Fan Speaks Out

Mark Ruffin mruffin at jazzusa.com
Sun Jul 30 18:37:47 EDT 2006


I don't understand all of Rick's rant, but in between the lines I see one
valid point.  Having covered many jazz festivals for radio and especially
print, I know many jazz festivals wouldn't be able to continue without the
audiences provided by jazz fans outside the traditional be-bop box.  So
maybe he sees it as hypocritical that festivals were pointed out as a strong
point on the JPL while many in radio diss the very music that keep many jazz
festivals budgets in the black.  That point is very valid.  If most
festivals operated with the same set of closed parameters that many
programmers operate, they would be going the same way of jazz on radio in
many cities including my hometown of Chicago.
  Mark Ruffin
  Listen Here The Jazz Review!!

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Jazz festivals are doing well. 
Hey I didn't know that.
Well, that changes everything. 
You can go away now little Jazz Rock Fusion fan. 
 
EXCUSE ME?
 
Maybe I should have finished school. Maybe I don't have a clue about the
intimate details of being in the broadcast industry. Maybe that makes me
sound like an idiot. MAYBE...
 
Maybe that message was intended for someone else. Certainly not the esteemed
Jazz Programmers and Broadcasters of the United States. The very same people
that have a whopping (less than) 3% of the music business and living in
luxury. Certainly not the people working at companies that are dealing with
the advertising departments of General Motors, Proctor & Gamble,
Time-Warner, Pfizer, or the rest of the top 25. 
 
I may not have tried to sugar coat my post, and it certainly is an angry
message. But the anger is a healthy one and the message a valid one.
 
I guess I walked into the wrong room. Sorry for the disturbance. 

Rick Calic

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