Jazz might not be something you hear thrown around everywhere like rock or hip-hop, but that’s fine. It’s a different kind of music for a different sort of audience – a sophisticated kind, if you will. Unfortunately, because of this, jazz can be a little hard to find and most of what does make it into the public only scratches the surface – the superficial of the superficial.
If you’re trying to track down the jazz greats and their music, here are a few places you should consider looking:
1.) Television. No joke. Depending on the provider you have, there could be dozens of jazz music channels playing nothing but jazz. We’re not talking about so-called MTV, either. Services like Cable.TV have hundreds of music channels – perhaps as many as there are music genres.
2.) The Internet. Stuff like iTunes is perfect for tracking down the jazz greats from both past and present. These sites are also great because they can point you in the direction of other jazz masters you might not have heard about.
3.) Satellite Radio. Much like how some television providers have specialized channels for different genres, the same can be said for satellite radio services. It’s worth a look.