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Meet The Jazz Audience: The Recap

June 2010 has come and gone, and at least for now, so has our Meet The Jazz Audience project here at A Blog Supreme. Probably not forever: if I can speak for everyone, I think that Lara Pellegrinelli, Josh Jackson and I had fun talking to people at jazz shows, and learned a few things too. Our evidence is certainly anecdotal and not comprehensive. But we still emerged with a nice demographic cross-section of jazz concertgoers during New York's busiest part of the year for jazz music.

We ended up talking to people as young as 12 and as old as 79; more men than women, but definitely, substantially both; musicians, the musically-trained, and laypeople; first-time folks and in-crowd veterans; locals and visitors; skin colors a-plenty; fans of trad-jazz, free jazz, and everything in between. And as to our leadoff question, "How did you hear about this show?" we got a wide variety of responses there too — several even mentioned public radio announcements. It's a big and wide crowd, this audience for improvised music.

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Here's that link once again to our Meet The Jazz Audience category. And below, all 23 individual entries, linked chronologically for your convenience: