Hi! Welcome to Five Link Friday! Every Friday I share 5 of my favorite links found online. Enjoy and please add your own favorites in the comments below!
1) Tracing The Evolution Of Lost Chicago Jazz – Drummer Mike Reed put together his quartet People, Places and Things to play music by their 1950s forebears. But it makes sense that, after a few years together, they’d also play later pieces, tracking the evolution of Chicago jazz on a new album titled Clean on the Corner… Click link to read more and hear the interview.
2) Video: Indian Sitar Player Anoushka Shankar’s ‘Traveller’ – I was heading to a gig when I heard this interview on NPR. Having spent a little time playing world music with some jazz influence, I really enjoyed her work. I’d love to play some of this on saxophone! What do you think?
3) Chicago jazz drummer Frank Rosaly gets in touch with his Puerto Rican roots – Frank is a dear friend of mine, we went to college together and he mentored me during my grant trip to Chicago 2 years ago. I think it’s awesome that he’s getting in touch with his roots. I can’t wait to hear the music that comes from this exploration.
4) Six Creative Presents Finding New Audiences for Jazz. With all the talk among jazz musicians about dwindling audience numbers and a lack of fans, this is a great article about how some are coming up with creative and innovative solutions. Very inspiring!
5) How the CSO (Colorado Symphony Orchestra) saved itself: Colorado Symphony Orchestra rethinks Programing, Funding, Everything. It gives you some hope for the troubled classical music industry.