Veteran Jazz Artists Jimmy Owens (heard first) and Bob Cranshaw Discuss the Role a Union Plays in the Lives of Aging Musicians
Read the results of a National Endowment for the Arts study (PDF files).
Organizations such as the nonprofit Jazz Foundation of America and Billy Taylor's Jazz Mobile are two groups striving to help older jazz musicians in need. Another organization that is supposed to help musicians is their union, the American Federation of Musicians, but it has been criticized for catering mainly to classical and Broadway musicians. Hear the second in a four-part series.