[Dixielandjazz] Jazz Dying?

Henry B. Stinson HenryStinson@earthlink.net
Mon, 12 Aug 2002 22:29:26 -0400

Stephen Barbone wrote:

> Ron Gable posted an interesting site on the problems of jazz and it's
> declining audience. Pat Cooke took a different tack pointing to the
> amount of "Festivals" out there. Here is my "short" two cents.
> I think a little of both is true. I don't remember exactly when the OKOM
> festival scene took hold but probably around 1970. Why not before?
> Because before, you could go the a thousand clubs in the USA and hear
> OKOM. When the club scene disappeared for OKOM, the Festivals flourished
> and the trad jazz societies grew like weeds, all over the place.

Yes, when I read the first email, I was thinking that we
cannot deduce that OKOM is "growing in popularity" just
because there are lots of festivals now and there didn't used
to be.  There are also a whole bunch of live music venues
(not just jazz) that have disappeared altogether or don't
support live music anymore.
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