Monthly Archives: July 2015

Early Maori Jazz Musicians

Although I’m not fluent in Te Reo, and I’m not Maori, Maori culture, language and musicians play an important part in the development of jazz. From the earliest years of jazz Maori musicians have been, and continue to be a vital component of the jazz scene in New Zealand. There are too many to cover […]

The Crisis of Jazz Criticism: the lack of young voices

Last week I saw an article in 2paragraphs about the dearth of young voices in jazz criticism, and yesterday I posted a reply there. While this discussion is not NZ based (so not really appropriate for this blog), I have also written a slightly expanded version on Jazz Historian After Hours. I hope you’ll read […]