Take Five With Jim Miller
What are some of the essential requirements to keep jazz alive and growing?
I've always thought that if the ratio was reversed just for one dayand the 99% of media that force-feeds us junk would play beautiful, quality musicyou'd immediately see little kids wearing John Coltrane t-shirts. So in other words, it's exposure...through education and just generally "cheerleading" for jazz.
What is in the near future?
MONKadelphia is finishing up a studio CD.
If I weren't a jazz musician, I would be a:
...weird guy picking up invisible stuff off the sidewalk, muttering incessantly about "Miles was the man...he didn't take no crap from nobody."