[JPL] Under 40...

Music-EastWest musicew736 at earthlink.net
Thu Mar 8 16:40:36 EST 2007


Good try and hats off to you too... but most of the "new jazz" I'm talking 
about was/is coming out of Europe and most people here (USA) due to lack of 
educating themselves don't know about it and programmers close the door on 
it. Like I said before... the whole "jazz thing" is in a hospice and waiting 
to die.

The only people that may have any chance to save it's life is people like 
Russ Davis & XM Satellite....


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Karen Gentile" <jazzcat at ksjs.org>
To: "Jazz Programmers Mailing List" <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2007 1:15 PM
Subject: Re: [JPL] Under 40...


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> Here's my take on getting the under 40 crowd involved with jazz:  When I 
> had my show on KSJS, I used to train new KSJS students on the procedures. 
> Most of these students did not want to do jazz.  In fact, most of them did 
> not know what jazz is.  They wanted to do one of the other formats that 
> KSJS has (sub. rock, urban, electronic & Espaniol).  I try to tell them 
> that the jazz format is a very easy format to do, especially with the long 
> tracks, but they were bored by it.  I have to give kudos to Brad Stone to 
> try to program to this audience, but they are not an easy bunch to 
> convince.  I have mixed blues and electronic musics into my show every 
> week.  I had to give up my show on KSJS due my my mom's illness.
>
> This reminded me of what Wynton Marsalis told Jon Stewart on last night 
> Daily Show.  When Wynton was young, his father took him to jazz shows. 
> Wynton thought that they were boring.  One day Ellis asked Wynton if he 
> heard the music.  Wynton admitted that he didn't pay attention.
>
> Karen "Jazzcat" Gentile
> KSJS
>
> --- musicew736 at earthlink.net wrote:
>
> From: "Music-EastWest" <musicew736 at earthlink.net>
> To: "Jazz Programmers Mailing List" <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
> Subject: [JPL] Under 40...
> Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 08:56:04 -0800
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> Andy...
> In response to some of your comments...I could not agree more !!
>
> I also believe a lack of attention in hiring younger radio talent, under 
> 40, especially in public radio needs to change.  Stations who program 
> jazz,  should look at hiring younger staff if they choose to focus on 
> reaching a wider audience.....
>
> I admit I could be wrong about the age issue, relating to my previous 
> experiences, but then again, I don't hear a lot of younger radio talents 
> out there hosting jazz shows.  I think with Mike Adams and I, working with 
> Jeff, are the exception, but they're needs to be more us that should be 
> given that opportunity.  Heck, weren't we all young at some point in our 
> lives?
>
> I mentioned this 5 years ago with similar concerns. Most of the people I 
> spoke to in my home town (San Francisco/Bay Area) at that time said no to 
> new types of jazz because their afraid of losing their "old audience". 
> They seem to have this fear of "new music", "new jazz"....Groups like: 
> Jazza Nova, St. Germaine, New Jazz, Weekend Players etc.....
>
> I have always been an advocate of "incorporating" younger "jazz" music 
> with the new but no one seems to "get it" ....so, here we are in the state 
> were in and I quite frankly, feel it's too late.  Most (not all) 
> "programmers" would have to "change their way of thinking" "today" and 
> that's just not going to happen. As "that generation" "dies off" so will 
> Jazz and if "they" would just "open up" and put down their egos...jazz may 
> have had hope.
>
> For a lack of better description...jazz is now surviving (like it's own 
> generation) in a "hospice" situation and the days are now numbered.  So, I 
> guess it's up to "the younger generation" to "keep it alive" but I'm 
> afraid we're way beyond that now.
>
> Thank god for websites and the internet !!!
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Andy Cook" <ajcook68 at yahoo.com>
> To: <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
> Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2007 8:27 AM
> Subject: [JPL] Re: Jazz Radio / Listeners under 40
>
> I also believe a lack of attention in hiring younger radio talent, under 
> 40, especially in public radio needs to change.  Stations who program 
> jazz,  should look at hiring younger staff if they choose to focus on 
> reaching a wider audience.
>
> I admit I could be wrong about the age issue, relating to my previous 
> experiences, but then again, I don't hear a lot of younger radio talents 
> out there hosting jazz shows.  I think with Mike Adams and I, working with 
> Jeff, are the exception, but they're needs to be more us that should be 
> given that opportunity.  Heck, weren't we all young at some point in our 
> lives?
>
> Andy Cook
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> found with ''Ellington'' and ''Elton Exposed'', Howe's virtuosic piano 
> style and arrangements lead straight to surprise.
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> and television, Lainie Kazan on a couple of tunes, Ted Howe delivers a 
> beautiful recording of masterfully arranged standards (Arlen, Van Heusen, 
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> offers the listener what they have come to expect from the award-winning, 
> legendary bandleader Bob Florence - Sensitive yet powerful arrangements 
> with a HUGE sound that will put you on the edge of your seat.  Spectacular 
> outing!
>
> Includes ''Eternal Licks and Grooves'' commissioned by ASCAP and IAJE 
> honoring Count Basie and ''Appearing In Cleveland'' commissioned by the LA 
> Jazz Institute honoring Stan Kenton. 
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