U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Missouri > Kansas City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-14-2012, 09:35 AM
 
8,797 posts, read 9,620,365 times
Reputation: 6684

Advertisements

KC, Minneapolis, and Columbus is part of a consortiun of presenters called MAAA, Mid-America-Arts-Alliance and Arts midwest. They have a conference every year. You could gain exposure in multiple states across the Midwest and upper midwest by attending one these conferences. It would probally cost an artist around $1000.00 or more; for travel, conference fees, exhibit booth, show case fees, and promotional material. Confrencing is still a cheap way to get your talent out there and the concert fees that performing arts presenters pay will be around 10 times that of a bar gig. There are many Jazz musicians who play the festival and concert circut and bypass the bars altogether.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-15-2012, 01:03 PM
 
1,830 posts, read 3,109,783 times
Reputation: 532
Good KC article posted the other day about the challenges with the jazz label and how it's used broadly. Responses accuse the movement as media hounding and unnecessary policing of jazz.

A controversial proposal would redefine ‘jazz’ - KansasCity.com (http://www.kansascity.com/2012/01/13/3367081/a-controversial-proposal-would.html - broken link)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-15-2012, 09:39 PM
 
7 posts, read 6,443 times
Reputation: 10
This is excellent info thriftylefty and I thank you for it!. I also look forward to reading the article xenokc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-23-2012, 05:39 AM
 
8,797 posts, read 9,620,365 times
Reputation: 6684
Quote:
Originally Posted by xenokc View Post
Good KC article posted the other day about the challenges with the jazz label and how it's used broadly. Responses accuse the movement as media hounding and unnecessary policing of jazz.

A controversial proposal would redefine ‘jazz’ - KansasCity.com (http://www.kansascity.com/2012/01/13/3367081/a-controversial-proposal-would.html - broken link)
Duke Ellington also thought the term "Jazz" was racist or at least slanderous. Bobby Watson is right guys like Winton should just play and let thier music do the talking. One musicologist wrote years ago that american musicans wear a "harness" around their neck. This harness represents their aspirations for acceptance in European or Classical music circles. Charlie Mingus was haunted by this also, I think it drove him insane. I think these musicians who complain about the jazz label would be happier if they identified themselves as Classical Musicians and take that career path. Classically trained musicians are always welcomed in the Jazz world and are not considered a novelty as Jazz musician is in the Classical world
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-06-2012, 01:30 PM
 
1,830 posts, read 3,109,783 times
Reputation: 532
Calling a jazz inspired musician a Classical musician sounds too structured compared to jazz label though. Jazz usually implies improv, not structure. Is the funny thing about using labels to describe anything. The attributes of a label means different things to different people but one thing I won't subscribe to is that Kenny G is jazz. Many think if there's a sax in it, it's 'jazzy'. Sigh.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Missouri > Kansas City
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top