LJS 06: Why Jazz Is Important to Society

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Welcome to episode 6 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about Why Jazz Is Important to Society. If you never listen to another one of our podcast episodes again, at least listen to this one! Brent discusses the importance of music and jazz in society and why it needs to be valued. Listen in!

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In this episode

  • Why music is important to society

  • Important for general living

    • music in entertainment

    • draws people together

    • defines cultures and traditions

  • Education

    • helps develop language and reasoning

    • improves memorization

    • pattern recognition

    • increased coordination

  • Importance of jazz in society

    • teaches us to have courage

    • teaches us to improvise

    • teaches us to innovate

    • teaches that everyone’s voice is equal

    • teaches us to listen

Listen to episode 5: How to Play Well With Others, Gig Etiquette and More

Show music

“Cat Time Blues” Camden Hughes

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