Jun 27, 2012
I found this article on line at the Ottowa Citizen website (who knew?) and wanted to amke sure anyone who has friends,family or significant others who are anti-jazz have a chance to read it. Pass this one along!
Peter Hum does a great job of explaining to the non-jazz fan why jazz is a vital, exciitng and even fun music form. He writes, in part:
Over the years, I’ve seen jazz dissed from every direction. It’s been slammed as old music for old people, too safe and staid. And yet, for others it’s just too raw and raucous. Of course, the sheer eclectic embrace of jazz – a strength and a weakness — makes it easy to fasten on to some aspect and make it stand for the whole. Neither Kenny G nor avant-garde shriekers are representative...
Maybe I'm preaching to the choir by posting this here, but I
think it would be great for you to be sure others get the chance to