Politics But Jazz

Josh Mundt, Alex Herbert, Brennen Schedler

Jazz music is inherently political. It was initially confined to the segregated black communities before it became colonized while its black originators continued to be cheated and discriminated against. Jazz might not be as culturally relevant, but it remains a political music. Two professional musicians and an economics major join forces to bring back the connection between jazz and politics. In PBJ (politics, but jazz), Alex Herbert, Josh Mundt, and Brennen Schedler connect current events to a different jazz album every week. Sometimes we might compare current events to the musical ideas expressed on the album, or the political circumstances around the album, or whatever seems appropriate. Either way, you'll find that jazz and politics go together like peanut butter and jelly. read less