Vail Jazz column: Jazz cats and their hats, from Ellington to Monk

21st July, 2016 by

By Krista Driscoll

A hat has great utility. It can keep the sun out of your eyes and protect your head. With flaps attached, it can even keep your ears warm. But we live in a society where hats really aren’t about utility anymore; instead, they create the opportunity for us to show the world which causes and/or organizations we support and, of course, our favorite teams. The cowboy hat worn by non-cowboys is entirely another subject … but then I don’t understand quantum physics, either.The ever-present baseball cap, which has morphed into a traveling billboard, is a marketing manager’s dream come true. …

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