Discussion Questions

2. Wynton Marsalis is the first composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for a jazz composition. He serves as artistic director for the prestigious Jazz at Lincoln Center series. In your opinion, and based on these readings and outside sources, does jazz belong in the same venue that houses the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera House? Explain and support your reply.

3. Present some research on at least one all-female rock group. Why do you think such groups tend to have fewer fans and less commercial success than their male counterparts? Is rock a male-dominated scene? If so, do you foresee this changing?