[JPL] jazz vital signs

Nancy Houle nancy at jazzsolution.com
Mon Jul 31 14:07:00 EDT 2006


More signs of jazz life

Royal Conservatory has adopted the inclusion of jazz education
More jazz programs in post-secondary schools
More jazz camps popping up all over the place
More jazz students enrolling
More jazz stations via satellite, jazz downloads, ipods, etc. etc.
(affording a continuous growth of opportunity)
More jazz DVD sales than ever before
More jazz products being manufactured then ever before
More jazz ticket sales (theatres, festivals, etc) then ever before
More jazz television programming then ever before

Soundscan only gives a fraction of the story.

Mother Teresa was once asked if she would join a War Protest.
She answered no, but to please invite her when they were ready to do a Peace
Demonstration, she would be happy to join. <paraphrased here>

The lesson is that what you focus on expands.  If you focus on all the
problems jazz has, that's what you will attract.  If you focus on solutions,
you'll get more of those.

Culture has never been in a better state of expansion.  It's
cross-pollinating, it's fluid, it's in a state of constant creativity.
Culture isn't dying, it's just beginning.  Jazz included.

Nancy Houle




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