Global Interviews

Small Jazz Band, Argentina

1) What does jazz music mean to you? To your community?

Jazz is my life, since I was born my father listen to jazz and at age 10 began to touch it with my clarinet. I know no other life that has no jazz or could live if listening and playing jazz. In my Argentina jazz community it is very important, especially New Orleans Hot Jazz or Jazz.

2) Why are you celebrating International Jazz Day? Why is it important?

We celebrate it because it is a musical style that combines equal parts art, feeling and freedom of expression. It is important because it is a universal language and from their place of popular music rises to the top and most exquisite art and intellectual and aesthetic development of human beings.

3) What would you like to see happen through this day – short term and long term?

In the short term that people do not know and enjoys jazz is included in the public enjoyment of jazz and jazz. In the long term that governments and the media give a place of importance assigning economic resources that are given to other styles of popular music.