So why should jazz Players support Obama ?
we think of jazz, we think of cool. The Obamas ooze the jazz lifestyle.
They are smooth. They are classy. They are not soft rock kind of people.
We can't imagine them doing the two-step in a country western bar or
jumping up and down to heavy metal. Yet we can see them jazzed up over a
concert by Wynton Marsalis or Sonny Rollins. President Obama once said
jazz music is a democratic art form. If music itself could vote it would
bypass all the clumsy attempts at style and rhythm by others and vote for
It did. Jazz lovers were ecstatic when the president went so far as to say
jazz was America's indigenous art form. The sound of saxophones and
trumpets rang out across the land in hope of rebirth. Then Obama really
hit the high notes in the jazz world when he went on to say a jazz
ensemble was the perfect example of the democratic process. It
incorporated individual freedom and responsibility to the group. The
spirit of Sir Duke smiled happily from his Cabin In The Sky.