Take Five With Paul Zaborac
What are some of the essential requirements to keep jazz alive and growing?
I think one of the most essential things to keep jazz alive and growing is education. Not only to nurture and develop the next generation of musicians, but to also to develop appreciation and audiences for the art form. Therefore it is important to keep music education happening in all of our schools. Even though only a few students will go on to pursue music professionally, those that do not will have gained an appreciation and enjoyment of music that they will carry throughout their lives. Students that experience the enriching and positive effects of music are more likely to go to concerts as adults, support the arts, and pass their enjoyment of music on to their children. Education is therefore essential in both creating musicians of the highest caliber and appreciative audiences that are necessary for ensuring the future of jazz music.
What is in the near future?
I am currently writing new music. This includes music for my trio as well as some ideas for a quartet and larger ensembles. I am also considering the possibility of doing a tour in the fall with my trio.
Courtesy of Paul Zaborac