The West Coast Jazz Revival

Jazz originated in New Orleans, but the jazz talents who moved near the Pacific Ocean created two thriving periods of musical activity that challenged New York as the center of jazz. Now a new generation of innovators like Kamasi Washington and Flying Lotus are breaking musical boundaries, while jazz programs and nonprofits are reinvigorating the genre.

Author: Ted Gioia
Source: City Journal
Published: Dec 31, 2018
Length: 12 minutes (3,018 words)