Jeremy Pelt: Getting Jazz Out of the Museum

Video interview with trumpeter about the influence of other genres of music onto jazz

Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt explains that the current tide of music—be it hip-hop, rock, or soul—influencing jazz music today, is an essential element to making jazz cool again and appealing to a younger generation.

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Jeremy Pelt

Interview from iRockJazz.

1 Comment

  • Dec 06, 2011 at 09:21AM Eric Wattree

    Jazz should simply be jazz. It should never play down to a dumbed-down audience, that only contributes to dragging the art form itself down. So jazz should always remain innovative and forward-moving in order to remain relevant to those who can keep up. In short, jazz shouldn't allow an uninformed public to drag it down; it should attempt to lift the uninformed up. After all, jazz is not simply entertainment - it's an art form.

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