Musician Nicholas Payton on why jazz isn't cool anymore
Recently, (jazz) musician Nicholas Payton wrote a blog that has the jazz and music world buzzing. Titled: Why Jazz Isn’t Cool Anymore, Payton describes, in what appears as stream of conscious thoughts, how the label “jazz” and the expectations that go along with it prevent the art form from growing. Read for yourself here. Also read his open letter to his dissenters contained on the same blog site. It is, to say the least, an interesting discussion with valid points. By the way, we start our description with “jazz” in parenthesis because Nicholas Payton does not recognize himself as a jazz musician as you’ll see in his open letter. Happy reading!