Six easy ways for jazz musicians to expand their audience, from saxophonist Steve Lehman. I thought these were some astute observations about how to orient jazz music for the marketplace, with the subtext that not every jazz musician is interested in doing so.
A few links between jazz and electronic dance music, featuring Robert Glasper and DJ Quantic.
JazzWeek, the radio chart service, handed out a number of awards recently. The big one went to WGBH’s Eric Jackson.
The Detroit Jazz Festival’s great benefactor ($15 million and counting), the heiress and businesswoman Gretchen Valade, is interviewed. Here’s an older article on her too. You may also know that she started Mack Avenue Records, the label which has signed Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride, Danilo Perez, Gary Burton, etc. Also, this will happen in Detroit.
“Coltrane Rules, Critics Drool.” Funny headline, but it’s actually about an interesting museum exhibit about how John Coltrane was portrayed by the press in the mercurial 1961-1966 period.