I'm from australia, where there is only a very small scene for jazz....just not enough of an audience for it to be played often.
Where have you been, where there is a lot of jazz being played.....or any other music for that matter
Ps: Sorry if this has been covered before.....feel free to link the relevant threads
New York city is one of the most exciting cities in the world in Jazz therms, you can find in almost any corner a truly Jazz scene.
I've had heard about Tokyo as one of the most Jazz cities in the world,.
I have no all the music, just the best!
Nothing beats the Apple. I was lucky enough to have had spent most of my life there. I really miss it.
Kansas City is definitely not in a league with NYC but there is a vibrant jazz scene here. It's got all the history behind it, of course (Bird, Basie, McShann, etc.), but there are multiple generations of jazz musicians and enthusiasts still keeping up the tradition.
A lot of the jazz is pretty straight ahead and inside the box (KC is currently in the midst of a heavy singer trend), but there are some cats here and there, mostly my generation, who are doing some really fresh original stuff. I love seeing, hearing and playing the newer sort of stuff, but KC has also given me an appreciation for how much fun the more straight-ahead stuff can be--sometimes there's nothin' like some hard swing.
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I'd say New York in North America, Paris in Europe and Buenos Aires in South America.
Anyone know what it's like in Adelaide (Thinking about moving there), I know they have some very prestigious conservatories.
The Adelaide scene isnt all that vibrant, there a some awsome musicians around partially due to the conservatorium which is excellent but sadly thereisnt much of an audience for it here. There are two main clubs, both run by the same owner which is pretty much strictly dixie land. Though there is usually a few things running weekly at various places, still like i said though not much of an audience for it from what i've seen.
New York may have all the big name acts who come there after they make it big, but Chicago has a hell of a lot of great unknown jazz players, many who could go toe to toe with the top names out there, only they aren't well known.
I've been to New York and quite a few other cities, and New York definitely has the most clubs to catch big name acts. But as far as home-grown talent in a local jazz scene, I haven't seen anywhere in the U.S. that competes with Chicago.
New York. There isn't even a close second place
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