KMHD’s Matt Fleeger writes a piece today in Vortex with the provocative title, “Why Isn’t Jazz Popular?” While he admits he doesn’t have all the answers, he does point a finger at one group: the jazz police. A narrow mindset toward what Matt calls the “meta-genre” of jazz will limit the sound of your station and could guide it toward an aging audience oblivion. Check it out here: http://www.vrtxmag.com/articles/why-isnt-jazz-popular/
Publisher Ed Trefzger is just back from the extremely successful 2016 Jazz Connect conference in New York City, where JazzWeek was host to two panel sessions and two workshops. And the great value of those to the jazz industry (for lack of a better term) was clear in how many people attended and how people responded. Read more.