[Dixielandjazz] Struck by a Comment
kyeates at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 24 13:58:01 PDT 2009
" A friendly senior lady quickly responded, "Oh, no, I don't want to hear any jazz. Only music where I can recognize the tune."
I love this comment as a similar thing happened at a gig last weekend. We were playing trad jazz and during the break I got talking with a couple in their early 30's. They said they loved the music style and wanted to know what it is called. I told them "Dixie" or "Traditional Jazz". The response was immediate. "No, no, this can't be jazz. There's a recognizable tune in every piece you played."
I have explained to people that the term "jazz" is as broad as the term "dog". A Great Dane and a Chihuahua don't look or sound much alike, but they are both dogs. Same thing goes with jazz. That's why I very rarely call it Trad Jazz. I call it Dixie, New Orleans sound, or "upbeat and fun", but I avoid the jazz word.
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