Jazz is….

Why is Jazz music not as popular as other styles of American music… considering it was the first????


About martinkelleyjazz

Martin Kelley was born March 23rd 1972 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Robert and Emma Kelley. By the age of twelve he was playing piano by ear and began playing saxophone the following year. By the age of sixteen he was performing professionally with several local groups and studying piano at The Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. In the fall of 1991 he continued his studies in music at both Central State University in Wilberforce Ohio and at The University of Cincinnati. By 2000, he had earned a bachealors degree in Music Education and a Masters in Music Performance from Purchase College Conservatory.
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2 Responses to Jazz is….

  1. Bryan G. says:

    It’s because intellect is in a depression. Music that is considered intellectual barely has any listeners anymore, let alone players. Everyone’s craving the next auto-tuned thing, waiting for the Billboard top 100 to dictate their life’s next move. Or even worse, listening to various tunes with the same beat and slightly different lyrics about drugs, money, etc. Barely anyone goes for instrumental virtuosity, or music that required genuine skill and talent that came from long hours of practice anymore. One of my goals as a musician is to change that. Start a new movement in music. One for the better, but for now, I can only pray for the future.

    • American Idol has promoted,and supported a very lopsided and shallow tunnel vision of what talent is. It’s as; if you play an instrument you’re not worthy of any respect or recognition for your many years of learning and training. The majority of singers on that program are gifted but have not worked hard. They have talent but no skill. Due to dilution of education and appreciation of the arts in this country, we instrumentalist have been reduced to playing 5 (oooh even maybe 6 if we’re lucky) chord songs for these pin heads that barely write their own music.

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