Does the world of jazz scholarship respect and employ the work of jazz journalists, and do jazz journalists gain from relations with the academy? Are the worlds of jazz education and jazz information-dissemination parallel or do they intersect? What values and techniques do both media-makers and teachers hold dear, or need to acquire? Are there ways to build or strengthen bonds, or are these two sectors of the jazz ecology forever separate, equal or not?
Educators Dr. Monika Herzig and Dr. Larry Ridley, ph.d. student and former jazz writer for the Newark Star Ledger Alex H. Rodriguez, and jazz writer/broadcaster/adjunct faculty at University of Illinois Chicago and Northwestern University Neil Tesser talk about their experiences in the field, moderated by Howard Mandel, JJA president and 28-year adjunct professor at New York University.
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