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“We Are Jazz Musicians who Play Violin, Not Violinists who Play Jazz”

February 9, 2021

As the great jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter once said, “Jazz shouldn’t have any mandates. Jazz is not supposed to be something that’s required to sound like jazz. For me, the word ‘jazz’ means, ‘I dare you.’” Using that argument, there are not many instruments better fit for jazz than the violin. Over the years, jazz […]

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Lesser Known Events that Forged Today’s Jazz

May 21, 2020

How occurrences in society apart from the actual musical world of jazz influenced the music.

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Jazz and the FTC

March 18, 2020

Leadership Through the Jazz Paradigm

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The Business of Music: 201

February 17, 2020

Part 3 of this series focuses on exploring our own musical destiny.

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From Swing to Bebop

March 14, 2019

Evolution or Revolution?

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Jazz Courses for Non-Jazz Students

September 5, 2018

Addressing the challenge of bringing the jazz message to students who are not directly studying jazz as a way of growing the audience for jazz in the longer-term.

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The End of Jazz?

November 30, 2017

A response to Benjamin Schwartz’s article in The Atlantic on the future of jazz

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History: Black-Jewish Jazz Family in Action

March 25, 2013

Nat Hentoff on Black Jewish Relations in Jazz History…

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Justice for Jazz Musicians – and Pensions?

December 17, 2012

A movement towards fair wages and pension contributions…

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Saving Jazz Musicians, One at a Time

November 20, 2012

A look at jazz musicians and health care.

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