I love traditional jazz. It's the style of jazz played by Louis Armstrong that developed in New Orleans at the start of the 20th Century. Many people know it as "Dixieland" or "trad jazz." Popular tunes in this style include "Basin Street Blues" and "When the Saints Go Marching In."
Keeping trad jazz alive is important to me and many others who've not...Read More
Traditional jazz—the Dixieland and ragtime jazz styles of the early 20th century played by trumpeter Louis Armstrong and other legendary musicians—may be dying.
Why? The musicians are getting old and dying. Those attending trad-jazz festivals are, likewise, getting old and dying. Lest someone takes action, one of America's great art forms will likely die, too.