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Jazzonomics Is A Bad Portmanteau

But an interesting topic. The Root takes stock of how jazz musicians get paid at a time when jazz is supposedly diminishing in the public eye. It also talks to pianist Kenny Barron, pianist Jacky Terrasson and bassist Ben Williams about their climates for making money. No specific numbers are named, and the principles cited are basic. But if you don't know much about the business behind the music, it's a worthwhile overview of some of the financial challenges facing today's artists. [The Root: Jazzonomics: How do musical artists stay afloat in a dodgy economy?]