I’m noticing that a lot more younger people are attending our shows all of a sudden. A couple of weeks ago week I did the Vanguard in trio format with Paul Motian and Jason Moran. Each night the place was populated by an under 30-ish crowd by at least 50%. Not only was it refreshing to perform for a room of eager and attentive new patrons but it also served as a representative beacon of hope that the music is again reaching and affecting younger sets of ears. Perhaps the tide is turning once again and audiences are responding more favorably to music that requires a bit more than the average listener’s attention span, which sometimes can be quite short.