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Performing Without a Net

The Internet is killing live music. Hey, don’t shoot the messenger!  And don’t think I’m bitter or angry.  I’ve worked plenty and I’m well-compensated, and I’ve been doing it thirty years.  No complaints here. But between the dwindling ‘pay’ presented in clubs, the all-but-complete disappearance of royalty income due to online file-sharing, and the general …

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Does Jazz Belong in Nightclubs?

Just asking the question makes me feel queasy. I mean, on the one hand–of course it does!  Jazz was born in nightclubs.  And speakeasies.  And whorehouses.  (Sorry, Mom…) But that was over a hundred years ago.  Is it still a good fit? I’ve been thinking about it lately because of recent efforts in Portland, Oregon …

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