Blowing His Own Horn: Nicholas Payton's Black American Music Comes to Eilat

As Payton prepares to come to Israel for the Red Sea Jazz Festival, he explains why he thinks jazz is a white invention.

Many jazz musicians object to the word “jazz.” Some of them abhor it. They find it restrictive, constrictive, even affronting. “Music is like water, and to call music ‘jazz’ is like calling water ‘Perrier’ or ‘Evian,’” the saxophonist Gary Bartz told Haaretz last June

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