Monthly Archives: March 2012

Greg Osby on the audience and musicians who play for themselves…

Continuing our dialogue on the audience equation for creative music, which heretofore has focused on the puzzling conundrum of the African American audience, the always thoughtful saxophonist-composer and record label (Inner Circle www.innercirclemusic.com) head Greg Osby weighs in on the … Continue reading

Posted in General Discussion | 28 Comments

Willard Jenkins ponders the Audience-friendly factor…

Robert Glasper backstage at Oberlin College the other night greeting one of his fans, the writer’s daughter Iyesha Jenkins. One element of our dialogue on the black audience for creative music, as well as our conversation with Nicholas Payton (scroll … Continue reading

Posted in General Discussion | 1 Comment

Another voice in the black audience dialogue: Angelika Beener

Always on the read for young writers with a viewpoint on creative music, I’ve recently been exchanging Tweets with Brooklyn-based writer Angelika Beener. Ms. Beener, who at least in part comes to this music through the influence of her father, … Continue reading

Posted in General Discussion | 2 Comments