Nicholas Payton http://kplu.org en Is the word 'jazz' racist? Nicholas Payton says it is http://kplu.org/post/word-jazz-racist-nicholas-payton-says-it <p>My best effort to summarize trumpeter Nicholas Payton&rsquo;s post <a href="http://nicholaspayton.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/on-why-jazz-isnt-cool-anymore/" target="_blank"><em>On Why Jazz Isn&rsquo;t Cool Anymore</em></a> is that he is saying the word &ldquo;jazz&rdquo; is racist, that jazz died in 1959, and &ldquo;Jazz is a marketing ploy that serves an elite few. The elite make all the money while they tell the true artists it&rsquo;s cool to be broke.&rdquo;</p><p><a href="http://groovenotes.org/2012/01/14/what-to-make-of-nicholas-payton-and-the-j-word/"><strong>Read more on Groove Notes.</strong></a></p><p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 23:33:40 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 3778 at http://kplu.org Is the word 'jazz' racist? Nicholas Payton says it is