UNESCO recently set April 30 as a day to raise awareness of jazz music, and its potential as a cross-cultural unifier. But in the U.S., the audience is aging, and the music fails to connect with younger generations. Jason Moran, the Kennedy Center's artistic adviser for jazz, hopes to change that.
"If somebody doesn't start writing more songs in the tradition of that great songbook, what's going to happen?" singer-songwriter Jill Barber asks. "They're just going to get older and older and dustier."
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