It’s always nice to see one of ours break through the mainstream barrier. Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington and BADBADNOTGOOD come to mind as recent examples. Over here at Nextbop, it reinvigorates us and gives us hope that maybe someday jazz and the work that we do on these pages won’t be so niche. Jazz may be ailing but it sure isn’t dead. We will keep on fighting. These are some of the thoughts that came to mind when I learned Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah was featured in a brand new Gap commercial which you can watch below. Good for him.
Sébastien Hélary co-founded Nextbop in 2009 with the objective of introducing modern jazz music to a younger generation of fans. Aside from music, his other main obsession is food, particularly ramen and other Japanese delicacies.