Gary Burton of course. Make your voice heard!
I do know some lesbian Jazz musicians, but they are unknowns. I know gay musicians who are in the closet who have become almost caricatures of the macho straight jazz musician-stylistically inhibited, emotionally constipated in their music-making. Smith would not go onstage with a woman in the trumpet section.
A Critical Anthology. Never mind the persistent rumors that Davis was bisexual. This paper will not out individuals. More hints... At the same time homosexual men have been represented as lacking the ability to understand, let alone play, jazz. They were all straight, basically. Queering the lines, locating breaks in the discourse through historical and cross-cultural evidence of gender and sex fluidity in bands, different organizations of gender and sexuality and race, and other ways in which musical performance stimulated and channeled desire are all important to critical work that might help to transform these routines.
Within this picture, a woman jazz musician does appear—pianist Renee Rosnes crouches beside her husband Drummond with a toy lawn mower, while their son Dylan motors out of the page on a toy tractor.
Ann Kaplan, and the Brilliant Corners: The article raises the question of how we define sexuality socially and in an historical context and how the history of Jazz coincides with historical process of how Americans have defined sexuality.
I may be joining those ranks myself. Carter 23.
The jazz world is a microcosm of the real world. Yet the panel was the first public discussion that anyone could recall to address the topic of homosexuality in jazz.
And, are they only important to queer jazz studies if they exhume a queer jazz past? Newsletter Sign Up Continue reading the main story Please verify you're not a robot by clicking the box.
Within jazz, race is considered a fit topic for public discourse, while a gay sexual orientation is regarded as private, a potential source of embarrassment for performer and audiences alike. It didn't last, but I was out by then. For example, when a documentary aired about him and his partner, British jazz composer, musician, and writer, Graham Collier, the parts of the program about their relationship were critiqued by columnist of a British jazz magazine.
Burton has also a musical relationship with Chick Corea since the 1970s La fiesta, 1978.