Let’s prove jazz lives. Tweet about live performances using hashmark #jazzlives, detailing who and when in 140 characters.
Jazz fests rage across America in the next couple of weeks starting Aug. 29-30 with NYC’s Charlie Parker fest, picking up Sept 4 through 6 Â –Â Tanglewood,Â Chicago, Detroit, the Angel City Jazz Fest, LA’s Sweet & Hot Music Festival, Â theÂ Vail Jazz Party, Philadelphia’sÂ Tony Williams Scholarship Jazz FestivalÂ plus some fests with jazz-influenced acts, rhythms and improv such asÂ Jazz Aspen Snowmass,Â Seattle’sÂ Bumbershoot, the Getdown fest and campout near Chapel Hill NC. Overall, tens of thousands of fans will be in attendance. I suggest we all raise our electronic hands on Twitter (accounts are free) to signal that we are listening, that there is indeedÂ a significantÂ audience including people young enough both age and spirit to send a noticeable wave through social networking,Â National Endowment of the Arts data from ’08 notwithstanding.