[JPL] Why Some Americans Do Like Jazz

Leslie Keros lkeros885 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 14:30:40 EDT 2012


The findings of a recent study of jazz ticket buyers are worth reading in
view of this debate. See the attached summary.


Leslie Keros
Chicago

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From: Eric Gruner <eric at jazz901.org>
Date: Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 8:56 PM
Subject: [JPL] Why Americans Don't Like Jazz....
To: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com



Why Americans Don’t Like Jazz   -    Dyske Suematsu  •  September 17, 2003

The current market share of Jazz in America is mere 3 percent. That
includes all the great ones like John Coltrane and the terrible ones
like Kenny G (OK, this is just my own opinion). There are many
organizations and individuals like Wynton Marsalis who are tirelessly
trying to revive the genre, but it does not seem to be working. Why is
this? Is there some sort of bad chemistry between the American culture
and Jazz? As ironic as it may be, I happen to believe so.

Read the full article at http://dyske.com/paper/778

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