This page will serve as an exploration of the racial epistemologies associated with jazz. I will not offer a position on the implications of race, but simply try to engage the reader on why they matter. For example, at the heart of the discourse lies a complex question: is jazz black music? In his article,Continue reading “Jazz in Black and White”
To start things off, I’d like to include a clip of jazz pioneer, Doc Cheatham, sharing his thoughts on the term black music: Is he implying that jazz transcends racial strictures?