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  1. shawnuff
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    Hi,

    Every time i look at the tour itineraries of my favourite players i see numerous european dates and very few north american ones. What is going on here? Are we being punished? Do i really live in a cultural wasteland? I guess in europe, the jazz comes to you, while in america you have to go to the jazz.

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  2. I've noticed this trend as well, very unfortunate...

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  3. Europe pays and most places in the US besides NY don't (NY doesn't even pay that much).

  4. Redbeard
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    Isn't it a sad commentary on the country that created jazz? Here in L.A., we lost our best jazz club this year -- the property owner kicked out the Jazz Bakery and turned the building into a furniture outlet. No one of note has played L.A. since June, except for the dinosaurs and white girl faux-jazz singers. The young lions won't come here at all now. I would give anything to move to Montreal.

  5. I'm from east TN and it is a pretty sad state of affairs here too. We have a pretty killing jazz orchestra in Knoxville and they try to bring in guest artists but it's really difficult for them to get any of the younger players. I hear they've been talking about bringing Kurt down for their next season...I would die...

  6. Colonel Trane
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    I'm lucky to be in Chicago right now, we have a pretty good scene. I've caugth Kurt 3 times (twice with quartet once with the trio) Brad Mehldau once, Dave Holland's Big Band and that new Overtone Quartet with Harland and Potter just within about a year and a half.

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