It is sad to read that the national council for cultural affairs intends to reduce support to the jazzverksamheten.
what is the culture or not, you can discuss. I think that jazz is the culture because this form of music had a major impact on how the music developed in the modern time.
In Sweden, the jazz has been developed, not least by folk music. Jan Johansson's music had a great importance when he combined american folk music with jazz. In addition, we have many other talented jazz musicians.
think about. Jazz is on the way back thanks to artists such as Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett. Lady Gaga is in the news with a show in Las Vegas, where she sings jazz. If we are to give young people a chance to listen to live music need jazz clubs.
You should wager more money on jazz concerts, in particular at the annual event ”Music at Siljan”.