But, the fact is that jazz is primarily a listening experience where an audience "participates" by following the dialog that is occurring musically on stage, rather than primarily being visually stimulated by the visual scenes inherent to a performance on stage.
Steaming performances via the Internet, with licensing and admission channels in place, would allow someone in Kansas City to virtually "attend" a performance in New York or Los Angeles.
In our age, we graduate thousands of jazz performance majors each semester into an economy that does not have the infrastructure in place to support the musicians who've already been "working" in it for twenty years. In addition to training students in the business of jazz, I think a good start would be to update the mentality of the venue owners.
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