[JPL] Past JAM poster artists

Gary Funston garyjfunston at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 13:31:21 EDT 2012

The Charlottesville (Virginia) Jazz Society hosts a free concert and jazz
film screening every April on the steps of the main branch of the local
library downtown.  This hopefully has the effect of getting the music out
in front of people who may not be familiar with it.  We get lots of nice
comments from folks just walking by, who stop and listen for a while, maybe
pick up a brochure about the Society, and move on.
So there is some entertainment, some education (with the film) and
hopefully some enlightenment.  All we can do is try.

Gary Funston
Charlottesville Jazz Society (www.cvillejazz.org)
and WTJU-FM (http://wtju.net)
(434) 249-6191

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 12:53 PM, Maurice Hogue <onemansjazz at shaw.ca> wrote:

> I think Tom's post hits home. Does Jazz Appreciation Month
> make any difference to the people who don't know, don't
> care about jazz?  Not that that can't change, but for most
> of the great unwashed a poster that just said "April Is Jazz
> Appreciation Month"  would likely have the same  effect
> as an art poster with an "icon".
> Is JAM all about preservation?  Or is it about educating and
> enlightening?
> Maurice
> Winnipeg
> At 11:14 AM 3/14/2012 -0400, you wrote:
>  I've been woefully ignorant of JAM since its inception.  Thanks for the
>> lowdown on its previous icons.
>> Does JAM make a damn bit of difference?  I lectured to two music
>> appreciation classes at a private liberal arts college in New England
>> yesterday.  There were 42 students in total, and not a single one had ever
>> heard of DUKE ELLINGTON.  Some of these kids had played in high school jazz
>> ensembles.  How is this possible?
>> I know I should know better by now, but I still find cultural illiteracy
>> of this kind shocking and demoralizing.
>> Tom
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