Eh, why not.
Jazz is dead--long live jazz.
The usual questions:
What got you into jazz?
What's your favorite type?
Who are your favorite artists?
Listening to anything these days that we should check out?
Since you admit to liking jazz--you're a musician, right? What do you play?
These days it seems like Jazz--esp fusion--is becoming more popular, what with Snarky Puppy becoming popular and new artists like Jacob Collier winning two Grammys.
Probably got the taste for jazz early... from Mister Rogers, of all places. Johnny Costa's piano playing was amazing. Not a whole lot of musical influence from my family (was adopted).
So then jazz is something you have to seek out. One of my favorite vacations ever was going to the Sugar Bowl in 2009 and cruising in and out of the jazz clubs along Bourbon Street all night. Enjoyed it every bit as much as the football game--maybe even more.
Like many, bebop and bop-type styles are my favorite (the complexity/energy)... but can dig many different types from Dixieland to smooth (in the right doses).
Favorite type would have to be the usual piano trio stuff (pno/standup bass/drums), as I play a bit of piano.
Favorite pianists? Probably McCoy, Chick, Jarrett, Brad Mehldau ... and the usual suspects. Current pianists--Bill Laurance is good as is Cory Henry (more of an organist). Always on the lookout for new jazz all-stars.
Currently loaded up on Snarky Puppy and Knower for the fusion-type stuff. I assume most people have seen these... just throwing them here for interested parties:
A little while back discovered Max Ox... seems like a fantastic melding of electronica and jazz.
Interested in seeing if millenials will take up jazz non-ironically... would be just as cool to me to see a jazz "revival" of sorts just like we're seeing it in pinball.