UNT professor of jazz studies and director of the Two O'Clock Lab
Band, wholeheartedly endorses the efforts of the Texas Center for
Music and Medicine because its research focuses on the prevention
of health problems.
says he feels comfortable with the center's research because a musician
Kris Chesky, a trumpet
player who's played professionally for years
is involved in it.
"This is really a double-edged sword," Riggs says. "On one hand
you need to know if there are health risks and how to responsibly
address those risks, but music is our profession and it's something
we do because we love it. We don't want to hear that it's potentially
bad for us without there being a viable solution."