[JPL] Younger people on the radio

Bob Harrigan rharrigan at tampabay.rr.com
Thu Mar 8 20:45:52 EST 2007

Maurice,Have you heard A Tribute to Charlie Parker,Francesco Cafiso and 
strings,presented by Umbria Jazz?Best,Bob H.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Maurice Hogue" <onemansjazz at shaw.ca>
To: "Jazz Programmers Mailing List" <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2007 5:47 PM
Subject: Re: [JPL] Younger people on the radio

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>>The problem is ...as one PD put it to me (5 years ago when I was pounding 
>>this issue) "We can't ' afford ' to lose our audience."  The young 
>>audience still live with mom & dad and don't have jobs to support 
>>I am 55 and I love the "new jazz" that's been coming out of Europe for 
>>quite some time now. Rachel Z ?? (I don't think so)
>>A few years (when you had the chance) did any of you give any attention to 
>>Herbie Hancock's cd "Future 2 Future" ???  Most of you didn't even know 
>>about it. Even though I was not "behind" this project (as a promoter)...I 
>>was trying to get any of you to check it out and got no response and those 
>>of you that did were totally against it. And here's "a name" you all know 
>>How many of you got behind DePhaz who did an excellent re-mix of Ella 
>>Fitzgerald singing "Lovechild"...(I prove my point)....
>>Back to the original topic on this post--I'm stuck like a dope with a > 
>>thing called hope, but I beleive that old dogs can learn new tricks.  > 
>>Not when they're dying
>>It is our survival. ....The "younger ones" (again, I'm 55 and "get it") 
>>aren't "exposed" to European jazz and they don't "get it" either. I don't 
>>consider "hip-hop" and some of the stuff they listen to as jazz but there 
>>is "electronica" jazz out there.... it does have a "distinct sound" and 
>>unless you've been "exposed" ....you don't know any better.
> I've been watching and playing music from Europe and other
> countries since I started my show.  There's some great stuff
> there.
> I'm one of the oldest people programming at our station (over
> 60), and constantly trying to talk it up with some of the younger
> programmers about our music.  What's happened recently is
> the show following mine, a hip hop show, is now playing some
> jazz.  The host is maybe 21, and she's trying things, asking me
> what's this like. She walked in one day with some used vinyl
> that she'd bought in Toronto, all jazz titles.  She makes my day
> when she plays something that I know. She's learning on the job
> so to speak, and she is interested. And her audience is getting
> to hear those choices too.  One small step.....
> What's also interesting (sometimes a bit frustrating) is how much of the
> music that gets catalogued by volunteers gets a jazz designation.
> Seems if there's even the slightest hint of jazz (maybe if there's a 
> saxophone
> on it) , gets a jazz sticker.  Not to mention that if some group
> has played at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival in their "urban groove"
> series, they get a jazz sticker on their cd.
> So as has been mentioned, there is a much wider conception of what
> is jazz amongst the younger crew.
> Maurice Hogue
> CKUW Winnipeg
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