Sometimes I get the feeling that the only people who like jazz, and know a lot about it, are jazz players,whether amateur or professional. And they are incredibly dedicated to the music! Okay, I do run into a non-playing jazz fan once in a blue moon, but they seem to be very rare. Most people I know who don't play jazz really can't stand listening to it--they feel bad about that fact, but it's just the way it is. (I know because they never want me to play jazz radio or CDs in the car.) Jazz is almost like a religion or a way of life, rather than an enjoyable, entertaining form of music--in the sense that when you're in it, you're a different kind of person. It wasn't always like that.