Monthly Archives: February 2012

Video interview with Nicholas Payton on BAM 2/19/2012

Want to know why trumpeter Nicholas Payton is so convinced that the term JAZZ is completely outmoded, and why he suggests BAM – shorthand for Black American Music – is a more ecumenical and honest term for today’s creative music? … Continue reading

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The Black audience question part 4: Reader responses

Our ongoing Independent Ear dialogue on the black audience for creative music (wherefore art thou?) continues with contributions from two readers responding to question as well as previous posts. Stay tuned, shortly we’ll be posting our public interview with Nicholas … Continue reading

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The Black audience question pt. 3: A Case Study

Cuyahoga Community College’s new Center For Creative Arts; a case could be made for this being the House that Tri-C JazzFest Built Tri-C JazzFest (TCJF), produced by Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), will celebrate it’s 33rd anniversary festival April 19-28 as … Continue reading

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