"A wonderful combination of old style and modern sensibility."”

— Michael Feinstein

Insists Sam Friend, a 27-year-old New Orleans-based composer and bandleader: ‘The idea of jazz being niche is just a phase. Jazz started out as pop-music for the many, not just the few. And judging by the energy and size of the jazz crowds today, who’s to say we can’t make it pop again.’ ”

Will Friedwald, Vanity Fair, "How a Swath of 20-Somethings have tuned into 1920's Pop"