Take Five With Susan Perti-Dunn
How would you describe the state of jazz today?
It seems to be a bit chaotic. Indefinable. I was listening to a jazz station that had a classic piece come on, then a Joe Satriani piece, then Sting, then Whitney, back to Diana Krall.. It really has several compartments.
What are some of the essential requirements to keep jazz alive and growing?
Cultivate young musicians into learning the various forms of jazz. Introduce them to the history not just the music of jazz. Support local emerging jazz artists, visit local jazz clubs.
What is in the near future?
Lots of dates coming up for performance, many though, are not open to the public. Pending projects include creating my next CD, which is almost ready, several songs on the back burner ready to be heard, and a special secret mission I am working on with some other people that could really help my career if they decide to go with my proposal. More later...
K-8 music teacher, weekly geriatric music specialist, weekly performer (piano/vocal).
If I weren't a jazz musician, I would be a:
Violinist. Tried it once. It scared the cat.