Jazz Has Always Been Protest Music. Can It Meet This Moment?

Jazz musician
Year Published
Author (Individual)
Giovanni Russonello
Author (Organization)
New York Times
Resource Type
Journal Article
Resource Format

Over the past 50 years, Jazz music has become entrenched in academic institutions. As a result, it’s often inaccessible to, and disconnected from, many of the very people who created it: young Black Americans. This article looks at ways in which educational institutions can work with grass-roots community organizations to make the music more accessible and connected to the communities where the music has historically grown. 

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