Start a Twitter campaign, and see what happens! Do as many people hear live jazz in a week as attended Woodstock, say? Using the hashtag #jazzlives, a rough count is underway, supported by independent jazz activists, musicians, festivals, journalists but most of all the listeners themselves. It’s a lesson in how people participate in culture now, with encouraging findings.
Since the launch of this experiment two days ago to find out how many people hear live jazz and love it enough to raise their hands by Tweeting about WHO they heard and WHERE, some 200 Tweets have been made, which are showing up in widgets posted at websites including JazzCorner.com, AllAboutJazz.com, Jazzhouse.org, The Checkout, the Angel City Jazz Fest (Los Angeles), the Chicago Jazz Festival,