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Dayna Stephens: "I always tell them [students] there will never be anyone who will play it [EWI] as technically proficient as this cat [Michael Brecker] did." - (JazzTimes June 2019).

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Today Tuesday June 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free. Trio Alan Law, Paul Grainger, John Bradford.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fighting to Keep Jazz Alive

Digby Fairweather, one of our most respected jazz musicians, presenters and writers, has written a well crafted piece in the Daily Telegraph on the decline in popularity of jazz over the years pointing the finger fairly and squarely at the media and the BBC in particular. I find little to disagree with his arguments and it would be interesting to hear what others think although I'm not holding my breath.
Read the full article here. I'm grateful to The Jazz Breakfast blog for drawing this article to my attention.
Lance.

2 comments :

Steve Andrews said...

Excellent article - I particularly like the suggestion of a "Classic FM"- style Jazz radio station, to re-introduce (or simply introduce) audiences to Jazz via the immense back-catalogue of accessible recordings from the last 95 years. God knows there's enough there to guarantee interesting programming!
I'm usually quite pessimistic about the future of Jazz, certainly of Jazz styles pre-dating the late 1950's, but I was recently reminded that by the end of the 19th century Mozart was all but forgotten in this country, and very rarely performed until Thomas Beecham, amongst others, took up the torch and re-introduced his music to the concert hall, and therefore to the conciousness of the public. Old Wolfgang's not doing so bad nowadays, so perhaps there is some hope?

jazzband said...

good interesting post!!!

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