Jazz is often described as the 'true American art form', but jazz is blackmusic. To help understand the racist oppression that persists in both America and around the world in various guises, it is as essential to understand the history of jazz, as it is to simply love its music or celebrate its culture. Jazz is a music of expression and freedom: we stand in solidarity with the anti-racist struggle around the world.
Please look at the list of anti-racist resources below, or click this link.
We are all complicit, and we are all responsible for effecting change.