Crossing the Street

David Ake

in Jazz/Not Jazz

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780520271036
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520951358 | DOI:
Crossing the Street

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By nearly any measure, college-based music programs have largely replaced the proverbial “street” as the primary training grounds for young jazz musicians and have replaced urban nightclubs as the main professional homes for hundreds of jazz performers and composers. Even so, this far-reaching and seemingly inexorable move from clubs to schools remains ignored, marginalized, or denigrated throughout a wide range of jazz discourse. By examining some deeply held conceptions of both jazz history and music education, the chapter encourages readers to reconsider the roles schools now play in the development and dissemination of jazz.

Keywords: jazz education; music education; music conservatories; jazz nightclubs; jazz clubs

Chapter.  10819 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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