Established Jazz Festival Goofs by Booking A Jazz Group

Somehow this snarky satire hits close to home as Canada’s The Daily Bonnet publishes an un-bylined article reporting the shock by promoters who found out that an actual Jazz group had been mistakenly added to the line-up of a popular Jazz festival. With a place-line of SK, not making it clear whether the made-up festival is in Slovenia or Saskatchewan, the sardonic piece highlights the reality that about 90% of the so-called major Jazz Festivals around the world would rather feature Rock, Pop, Soul, Metal or World Music acts than anything resembling Jazz or Improvised music – and the majority of the audience members don’t care.