In the words of Marvin……………”What’s going on???” Are kids really not interested in Jazz?
About me: I have to say as a very young child I became a junky for jazz. After hearing Kind of Blue in the cradle I was hooked for life. There are many things in my life that can be categorized as luxuries but Jazz……..oh no….. Jazz is an absolute necessity. I could not imagine my life without Jazz.
As my nieces and nephews grow older I try to get a better understanding of why they have no interest in jazz. They bring their iPods when they ride in my car just so they don’t have to listen. I have tried explaining the true genius and talent behind Jazz but they aren’t having it. They are more interested in the smoke & mirrors of the R&B and hip-hop artist.
Are they any suggestions out there on introducing pre-teens to Jazz especially Live Jazz???