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

Tom Mallison tomthejazzman at embarqmail.com
Thu Feb 17 17:25:44 EST 2011


I believe you are right on Russ on this item.  I guess the Kennedy 
Center Honors will be next.  ALOHA  Tom

On 2/17/2011 5:07 PM, Russ Davis wrote:
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> 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.
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> 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?"...
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>> http://larryappelbaum.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/can-jazz-matter-dana-gioia-on-jazz-and-the-nea/
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