Despite the fact that jazz is one of America's few original art forms, the music and its practitioners are generally neglected. Jazz players are lucky to land regular gigs. Clubs that promote the music rarely draw large crowds, and few of the genre's musicians are household names. Most years, you can count on one hand the number of jazz albums that attain gold status. In other words, the jazz life is not exactly the fastest path to fame and fortune, let alone full-time employment. If you can make it as a jazz musician, you're a cat with... More >>>