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Norman Granz
August 6, 1918 - November 22, 2001
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

Sponsors and networks will really go all out and simply evaluate people on the basis of talent.


There are very few groups that really stay together. The leaders of groups make enough money to be able to afford to work a maximum of 35-40 weeks a year.


The history of all big jazz bands shows was, first they played for dancing, and then they played for singing.


Germany is probably the richest country in Western Europe. Yet they wouldn't take any television with Duke and Ella, their reaction being that people weren't interested in it.


The economic picture in the States today doesn't allow for jazz concerts in a tour fashion. People now are too used to the Festival, which gives them more names for the same price.


If I were to put on Barbra Streisand and Duke Ellington, one might say the combination isn't good.


My function at Verve was that of a genuine producer in artists and repertoire.


There are many artists that I present that I admit I like less than I do others. But I think that they warrant being presented by my own, personal standards.


I don't want to sound as if I'm doing something tremendously special. But I am a jazz fan.


I still continue to do at least four concert tours a year, and in many cases, as many as six.


I don't know who's 18 years old today that, 20 years hence, is going to be a jazz fan.


I don't think I will ever do any tours again in the United States. I rather think that that's over with.


For years, Jazz At The Philharmonic albums were the only ones of their kind.


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