Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Kansas City Gentrifies Jazz

Another great report on the 18th & Vine District that offers a unique perspective on the local real estate game and how local guv is basically thwarting organic biz development and longstanding cultural icons.

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Jazz ain't KC's Cash Cow

Uplifting Black, Brown, and queer voices across the South-no matter who's in office. Today, Kansas City has gone from trying to bury the nerve center of the early jazz movement, to trying to redevelop it. Ironically, this recent push is motivated by many of the same reasons that city officials in the 1950s launched slum clearance.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jazz is nuanced and requires patience to enjoy.

Our era lacks nuance and patience.

Anonymous said...

What nuancesense!
Jazz is a contest of one-upmanship between egotists, usually with no clear winner.

Also, "It's just music, Folks", and all music is just background noise.

Anonymous said...

Hell of a good article, it really points out the irrelevance of the Jazz Museum Money Pit to Jazz, both as a musical entertainment form historically and as it is today.

KC said...

Didn't read about any queer voices in the article tho I've been told there are some skin flute players in the MMF.

Anonymous said...

so should one learn the blues first then try jazz or learn jazz first and then try their hand with the blues afterwards?

Anonymous said...

Jazz (in its cúrrent form) is deàd. Nothing around 18th&Vine will bring it back. Tje article talks about fusíng it with rap. Maybe? Good luck.