Top musician Emy Munji’s three-year-old grandchild by Ayen Munji-Laurel sings the blues. Elsewhere around the world, musicians young and old are performing crossover jazz – jazz mixed with pop, classical music, etc.
Jazz is everywhere – starting from New Orleans, Chicago, Tokyo, and of course, the Philippines. Jazz festivals have been going on in Africa, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North America, South America and Asia, including, of course, the Philippines.
Filipino jazz musicians have carved a niche for themselves worldwide. The late jazz pianist Bobby ‘The Wildman’ Enriquez was known far and wide for his energetic performances. Bob Aves, Mon David, Mishka Adams and Johnny Alegre are also shining lights in the international and local jazz scene.
The jazz fever is by no means limited to more mature artists. Students from top universities have latched on to the bandwagon. UP (University of the Philippines) has its own jazz ensemble. UST (University of Sto.Read More »from Much ado about jazz – The Second International Jazz Festival