Nicholas' November 2011 article On Why Jazz Isn’t Cool Anymore continues to fuel conversation. Check out Tom Porter' s WPFW CapitalBop interview with Nicholas: 'Nicholas Payton reflects on race, music and the slow death of convention' and the Reddit conversation which continues discussing Nicholas' thoughts on the topic.
Only five more chances to catch Nicholas Payton live in 2011! Dixon Hall @ Tulane University 12/8; Jazz Standard in NYC, 12/13–14; SAGICOR CHRISTMAS JAZZ 2011 at the Plantation Garden Theatre in Barbados, 12/17-18; and at Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans, 12/22.
December 7, 2011: Check out George Colligan's article, 'Much Ado About Nicholas Payton', regarding Nicholas Payton's category defying musicianship, Payton's new album BITCHES, and why he thinks Nicholas is on to something in Nicholas' own recent Internet blazing article 'On Why Jazz Isn’t Cool Anymore'.