HI all. I'm racking my brain, trying to come up with the cities that have the most vibrant jazz scenes, today. That is to say, where the most important contributions to the genre of jazz are being made. I'm not interested in knowing more about New York City, of course, or for the glorious cities of Jazz's yesteryear. I'm asking about which WORLD cities (all are of this world, but you know, world music ...)are the place(s) for jazz right now.
One that comes to my mind, though I can't back it up very well, is Capetown, SA.
no one has any other guesses besides that? sad sad. and since i'm using my little phone to post right now while in the middle of paradise on earth that goes by the name of vermont, i'll go ahead and ask where croydon is.
it's pretty tiny! i did a few google searches b4 asking, myself, but i forgot to include the word "happenin'"! ok, some good leads here , i think , as i check in on my tiny phone dreiving back to the cruel b ig city called washington dc.
Welwyn Garden City..."hardly a walk on the wild side" - Norman Stanley Fletcher (Porridge) but the place that had a modern jazz club at its heart for forty years (1969 -2009) is on the up again. Clark Tracey (son of Stan) has picked Hertsjazz up off its knees and secured a home for it at Campus West, just a short walk from the station.