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Jazz as a genre todayIn a Q&A style session, Golson took questions from children and adults alike about his experience in the jazz world. “I love it!” Golson said when asked how he felt about the state of jazz as a genre today. He said jazz is moving ahead like everything else, including himself. “I used to have hair,” he said, smiling. Golson said he thought the current emphasis on music education in school was something he never had growing up. He talked about how he never had a teacher, using only the records of other greats and his own ear to figure out his own voice. “Can you imagine a university without teachers?” He said. Golson’s appearance in Kansas City was presented by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra’s educational outreach branch, KCJO Jazz Works.