Monday, July 23, 2012

The Death Of Kansas City Jazz Continues

Local blogger kcjazzlark provides more detail and perspective on Kansas City Area Jazz Club news than any other news outlet in the city . . . Still, one fact is clear . . .

NOTHING IS GOING TO REVIVE THE DEAD CORPSE OF KANSAS CITY JAZZ!!!

As a viable art form, the signature sound of Kansas City is nothing more than a footnote in history and something that is referenced and reenacted by local music places but not really part of a "jazz culture" that defined this town's glory days.

The kcjazzlark notes that local jazz fakers are now in the suburbs and moving to a corporate entertainment district which pretty much proves my point.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not everything lives forever

Anonymous said...

Good, this shit was way overdue.

Anonymous said...

Jazz has never been the music of the masses here in the U.S. You have to first of all have some intelligence to understand it and restraint and poise to listen to it. That excludes most people under 40 these days.

Anonymous said...

excellent point.

Anonymous said...

Tony --It says something about the state of jazz in KC, when there are no jazz radio stations in Kansas City and if you want to listen to jazz, only KANU regularly plays it at night. For what it is worth, it says something about music in Kansas when KCUR ceased operation and KANU and KCUR are the only stations where you can hear classical music and if certain Bible thumping types had there way, any station that carries NPR would be off the air.

Recaller said...

Everything changes as the area demographics change. Change is what makes the US different from other countries, were the government decides what you hear or don’t hear.

Anonymous said...

Parsing your logical fallacies would be a full-time job, TKC. And I already have another one.

Anonymous said...

LET the yuppie 12-Street Jump "jazzers" slouch in the suburbs. Jardines II at a strip mall!

Then maybe something more loose and real can start up here.

npr can eat a sack of balls said...

NPR shouldnt be shut down, they should however keep their shit hooks out of the taxpayers pocket. They are a liberal mouthpiece that half of america doesnt agree with. Why should someone of conservative views help support NPR?






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