[Dixielandjazz] JAZZ VIABILITY
Tue, 24 Sep 2002 10:08:51 -0400
John Petters wrote (polite snip) about his very successful jazz weekend:
"Jazz can be presented, packaged and sold at a realistic price if the
product is first class and you believe in what you are selling. Most
important is the contribution made by the great performers, many of them
whom the event would not have been successful."
Hear hear!!! Jazz is indeed viable worldwide. Folks like John Petters,
and Jim Kashishian and Ivor Jones and Tito Martino and Jim Cullum and
Vince Giordano and Ross Anderson and Bill Haesler and many others who
play OKOM around the planet prove this on a consistent basis.
Bandleaders, if YOUR band isn't viable, YOU aren't doing it right. And
there are many ways to do it right as the short list above indicates.