[JPL] Wynton/ ABC "This Week

Bobby Jackson ftapache1 at sbcglobal.net
Sun Mar 4 22:17:14 EST 2007


Hi Al,

Herbie's work crosses into a lot of different genres and certainly would fit 
the bill.  I know I mentioned some musicians that could fit the bill but I'm 
still thinking a non musician would be stronger than a musician.  Harry 
Connick Jr. would be great because he's also an actor that many non jazz 
lovers know and may not necessarily know that he's also a jazz musician. 
Eddie Murphy or Woody Harrrelson I think could be strong personalities as 
well.  In terms of women Queen Latifah or Gladys Knight I think would be 
stronger than Dianne Reeves.  Their names stand out more in the mainstream 
culture.  The idea is to put a face or faces on our music that have broad 
mainstream culture appeal.

Bobby Jackson


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Al Karia" <jctrane at gmail.com>
To: "Jazz Programmers Mailing List" <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2007 6:19 PM
Subject: Re: [JPL] Wynton/ ABC "This Week


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> Bobby...I have seen Herbie Hancock on that series of commercials for Bose
> radios. He has a smooth, engaging demeanor. He would be recognizable to 
> the
> less than hard-core jazz viewer/listener. The only draw back that i could
> think of would be the aforementioned commercial identification with Bose.
>     And what about a female face/personna? Diane Reeves, for example?
>                   Gene Abkarian
>                    KRFC Ft Collins, CO
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> On 3/3/07, Bobby Jackson <ftapache1 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>
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>> I know Wynton, I love Wynton and he's been good for jazz BUT I also think
>> jazz has benefitted him more than he has benefitted jazz.  Over exposure
>> is
>> the key element here.  Many musicians have said this for years and many
>> are
>> resentful.  In 2007 it is the same story yesterday.  The litmus test is
>> this;  is jazz in a better position today for all of his efforts?  In the
>> world of academia we are thriving. Record sales are dragging all over but
>> especially in jazz.   In the world  of radio and television at BEST we're
>> just treading  water.  At worse we're not on the air in many markets and
>> losing precious hours of programming in many markets. While we're 
>> treading
>> water we are also treading across the same ole paradigms that we've moved
>> in
>> for the past twenty-five years with one difference.  There's less jazz on
>> both the radio and on major television specials such as the Grammy's and
>> Oscars, etc.  I'm not disparaging Wynton's efforts which for anyone have
>> been no less than herculean BUT....he's still only one voice in many
>> qualified voices that could speak about our music to the majority
>> population.
>>
>> When Ed Bradley passed away and left a void as host of Jazz From Lincoln
>> Center I thought it was absolutely insane and absurd that Wynton was
>> chosen
>> to succeed him as host.  Could we have been more imaginative???  Enough
>> already!  In a time when our numbers are dwindling, a little calculated
>> risk
>> taking on the part of NPR would have been better than to plow the same
>> field
>> in the same way.  What a disservice!!  I think our audience would have
>> been
>> better served to have someone who interfaces with a broader range of
>> Americans to host it instead.  Someone with a name, love of the music and
>> articulate such as Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Bill Clinton or Clint Eastwood.
>> These are household names that everyone knows.  Guru would have been a
>> better choice particularly with his reputation in the hip hop community 
>> as
>> well as his relationship with Dr. Donald Byrd and Jazzamatazz.  Will-I-Am
>> of
>> the Black Eyed Peas, Prince, Denzel Washington, Chaka Khan or Angela
>> Bassett.  Harry Connick Jr. would have been better.  There are many 
>> people
>> who could fit the bill.  Perhaps Wynton might consider (If he hasn't
>> already
>> tried) directing the media or these powers that be to others that could
>> speak equally as well as him or better on behalf of the music.  Wynton is
>> not to blame but he could also step up and advocate for other spokes
>> persons.  It would make a difference.
>>
>> I'm just curious and need to ask each JPL'er this question?  Who do you
>> think could possibly fit the bill as an alternative spokes person or
>> syndicated radio host for this music?  Someone that would also generate
>> interest in the majority population other than a jazz oriented
>> personality?
>>
>> Aloha,
>>
>> Bobby Jackson
>> WCPN-FM
>> Cleveland, OH
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jae Sinnett" <jaejazz at yahoo.com>
>> To: "Jazz Programmers Mailing List" <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
>> Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2007 4:25 PM
>> Subject: [JPL] Wynton/ ABC "This Week
>>
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>> > I'm starting to wonder just how much this over exposure of Wynton is
>> > benefiting jazz vs him......Is it really helping jazz in the views of
>> > those on this list? He's an articulate and highly informed spokesperson
>> > for this great music but there are others as well. The name game is
>> > everywhere now from TV to radio to print publications to the Grammys. 
>> > If
>> > you weren't established years ago you don't seem to have a chance in
>> hell
>> > today regardless of your talent. The other part of this is that at 
>> > least
>> > there is someone in a high profile position that can speak about the
>> > beauty and importance of jazz....to millions of folk.
>> >
>> >  I'll also give Wynton his due......the new CD is fabulous!. The
>> writing,
>> > vision, recording quality and performances. Top notch.
>> >
>> >  Jae Sinnett
>> >
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>> > WYNTON MARSALIS ON ABC'S "THIS WEEK WITH GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS" THIS
>> > SUNDAY
>> >
>> > MARSALIS TAKES TO NATIONAL TV AIRWAVES TO TACKLE MULTIPLE ISSUES ON
>> > OUTSTANDING NEW ALBUM 'FROM THE PLANTATION TO THE PENITENTIARY' OUT
>> MARCH
>> > 6
>> > ON BLUE NOTE
>> >
>> > Tune in to ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" this Sunday to
>> see
>> > Wynton Marsalis sharing the views he expresses on his outspoken new
>> album
>> > 'From The Plantation to the Penitentiary,' (March 6-Blue Note Records).
>> He
>> > will follow it up with appearances on "The Daily Show" (Comedy Central)
>> on
>> > Wednesday and "Saturday Early Show" (CBS) March 10. More TV and
>> syndicated
>> > radio programs will follow.
>> >
>> > Marsalis is also featured on the cover of the April issue of Jazz Times
>> > Magazine.
>> >
>> > Click on the digital player link for a sampling of this powerful new 
>> > CD:
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>> >
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