Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Fort Worth, New Orleans, and probably many other cities—I’m not familiar with all the details.

What did they all have in common when jazz was in its fullest flower?

Incredibly well-developed music education programs for children, supported locally and guided by exceptional local musicians who spared no effort.

In this interview, conducted by Jordan Hirsh of, we take out the microscope and look at how this worked in one city: New Orleans.

“Chord Changes on the Chalkboard”

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– Ken McCarthy
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