A lot has been said about jazz being dead. Even the Wall Street Journal. I have observed, however, that during the last 5-10 years there has been a real influx of YOUNG talent, jazz musicians in their 20s and 30s, that are carrying the jazz art form forward. They are stretching the boundaries (the way they should be stretched), are finding new ways to express themselves. They are not compromising the art form. They are much further along than I was at that age.
It’s an adventure, and it’s exciting, to try to keep up with these young jazz musicians. We always keep on learning.