Monday, July 09, 2007

hard-time jazz in chicago

Bobby Broom tells of Chicago's Northwestern University's closure of its jazz department.

If a seemingly enlightened institution such as N.U. doesn’t wish to accept the cultural importance and equal aesthetic value of jazz and therefore cannot and will not carry out the implementation of a successful and superior program of study (in spite of its having much to gain by doing so), then as difficult as it may be for some of us to accept, the art of jazz is actually better off without their partnership.