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How to Not Play for Pittance: My Twitter Comment Section

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @retronius

Yesterday, [my Twitter feed] was all in a tizzy in response to my latest post. I probably received more response to that post than to anything I’ve ever written. Seb is currently working on getting the comments boxes up and running but I wanted to get some of the responses on Twitter I’ve gotten up on the site. While the ideas I presented may not be the answer for putting jazz back in the limelight for every artist in the field, they did spark discourse we truly need. Many of you have given me a lot of context that is good for me and sharing that with all of you could help us all come up with new ideas with how to move forward.

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A Community United By Opening Acts (Fixed Comment Box. Hopefully...)

[Anthony Dean-Harris]
Editor-In-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @retronius

As a man who loves a great deal of music, I spend some times going to shows of other genres. While I still hold that jazz is my first love and I generally enjoy jazz concerts more than other shows, there’s a certain energy in live music that I try to grab whenever I’m able.

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Putting Jazz in Present Tense

Alexander Brown
Contributing Writer
subjektxero@gmail.com

The first commercially available jazz album I ever bought was the box set The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions and until I started going to record trade shows with my Mom, that remained the most jazz I ever copped in one buy. But my story is much like my entire social group, though the many varied genres of music we buy and actively search out jazz was frequently forgotten and placed on the back burner. And in many cases this wasn't our fault but more a systematic change in how jazz was viewed.

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Call for Open Submissions

[Anthony Dean-Harris]
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @retronius

We’ve been really excited about today. Today we ask that our Nextbop family get a little bigger. Seb, Justin, and I have been working hard to make sure you, dear web surfer, would love everything we have to offer here. Still, our goal has always been to build a true community of folks who love good music. What better way to do that than to open the doors or windows or whatever you want to go with here to build/destroy a metaphor and allow for you to become a part of the process of making Nextbop great.

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Nextbop's Lost Hank Jones Interview


[Listen to Gerald Clayton's Peace for the Moment. Seems like a piece fit for the occasion.]

Two years ago, a whole year before Nextbop ever saw the light of day, we got the incredible opportunity to interview Hank Jones, during his visit to the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Hank Jones and his manager, Jean-Pierre, believed that our mission was important enough for them to give us their blessing. Mr. Jones' legacy will forever live on through the work of torchbearers such as ourselves.

Hank, I will always keep this interview in loving memory of you and it is now an honor for me to be able to share it with the world on this sad day...

Love,
seb & justin.