Saturday, April 9, 2011

Jazz Appreciation Month

April is Jazz Appreciation Month. I have been hearing jazz musicians speak of this on KUVO in Denver, the best jazz station I have heard. These announcements have suggested several ways to enjoy this month. Here are a few with a few of my own:

1. Explore a new area of jazz if you are already a fan.
2. Go to a jazz club, taking a friend who does not know much about jazz.
3. Purchase a jazz recording and give it to a friend.
4. Watch a jazz film with some friends.
5. Read a thoughtful book about jazz, such as Kevin Whitehead's new introduction, Why Jazz?
6. Read some of the essays on this blog and tell a friend about it.
7. Ritually destroy any Kenny G CDs you might have.

Jazz: made in America, enjoyed worldwide.

1 comment:

  1. Good list, and it's the perfect month for my first Duke Ellington CD to have arrived!