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March 8th, 2012
thesmithian

In an earlier era, young jazz musicians learned their art in the clubs, sitting in with the masters, picking up…experience set after set…But in the 21st century—with fewer clubs, more big-ticket concerts and an increasing emphasis on box-office stars—emerging artists get a fraction of the stage time that past generations enjoyed. These players in their 20s struggle for the chance to mature in the best possible way for jazz: riffing before a live audience.

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art: photo, 1953 [front row] Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Les Paul.

In an earlier era, young jazz musicians learned their art in the clubs, sitting in with the masters, picking up…experience set after set…But in the 21st century—with fewer clubs, more big-ticket concerts and an increasing emphasis on box-office stars—emerging artists get a fraction of the stage time that past generations enjoyed. These players in their 20s struggle for the chance to mature in the best possible way for jazz: riffing before a live audience.

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art: photo, 1953 [front row] Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Les Paul.

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    Front row: Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Les Paul.
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