[JPL] Can Jazz Matter? The NEA and the Jazz Masters Awards

Russ Davis davispro at nyc.rr.com
Thu Feb 17 17:07:06 EST 2011

I was just down in DC yesterday visiting with my VOA guys as well as John Hasse at the Smithsonian (the man who established Jazz Appreciation Month and a man who would be a great addition to the JPL...I brought it up to him) and the mood is not one of optimism in the city and around the government agencies in general.  I would consider this GONE unless there's a bolt of lightening from somewhere.

Russ Davis
russ at mojaradio.com

On Feb 17, 2011, at 11:57 AM, Larry Appelbaum wrote:

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> "In light of the recent decision to eliminate the National Endowment for 
> the Arts Jazz Masters Awards, I’m sharing an interview I did with Dana 
> Gioia, previous Chairman of the NEA who during his term expanded the 
> Jazz Masters Awards.  Chairman Gioia was a guest on my radio program one
> night during which he played some of his favorite recordings and talked
> about his love of jazz. This interview originally appeared in the 
> November 2004 issue of JazzTimes under the title “Dana Gioia and the 
> National Endowment for the Arts: Can Jazz Matter?"...
> http://larryappelbaum.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/can-jazz-matter-dana-gioia-on-jazz-and-the-nea/
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