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Take Five With Sylvia Brooks

By Published: October 20, 2009
How would you describe the state of jazz today? I wouldn't consider myself a jazz purist. I grew up in a household that loved more traditional jazz, which is really where my sensibilities are. I think that the popularity of Jazz when it entered the main stream should be reconsidered as viable. I think it's become too intellectual, and lost its emotionality.

What are some of the essential requirements to keep jazz alive and growing? Making it connect more to the audience.

What is in the near future? I am currently listening to new material for my next CD.

If I weren't a jazz musician, I would be a: Who knows? An actor?


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