Earl recently wrote about concert attendance for his jazz groups at the University of Connecticut.
Ever Up and Onward: Rethinking Concerts
What do you think?
I know that Earl works very hard on outreach. When I was at Derby he brought his group down to our school to perform. He reaches out to directors all the time.
But is this a UConn issue? Shouldn't the concerts be filled with students and professors?
I know it was twenty years ago but I remember hundreds of people attending our Oberlin Jazz Concerts. Orchestra concerts were usually sold out. There were 5-6 concerts or recitals every day. You just went to concerts all the time.
Has the paradigm shifted? Do students not go to concerts any more?