i'm pretty sure cynbad is not jazz+.  i've met and spoken with cynbad on various occasions (she's from seattle and did the port townsend jazz camp a few times while i was there) and jazz+ does not strike me as her personality.  she's more of a "i'm not going to take any shit from you" kind of girl, definitely would not hide behind some kind of alter ego.

i have a suspicion of who jazz+ is, though.  there is a guy who goes to the port townsend jazz camp every year,  guy in his early 60's, has some chops but no musicality, and claims to know everyone.  walks up to folks like george cables pretending to be old buddies, interrupting classes with historical references of "him and george doing this and that".  randy halberstadt, who really does happen to be a friend :), said that the guy goes out of his way to meet and talk to jazzers, offer them a place to stay when their in his town, etc etc etc...

plus, this guy also talks up a storm as if he's the undeniable master of all jazz facts and music.

i can't say that this guy and jazz+ are one and the same, it seems that jazz+ actually knows what he's talking about sometimes whereas this guy i'm referring to would just piss  me off because of the bs he spreads among the younger students of jazz who believe the moronic things that he says about the music and his impact on it (which in my opinion is nill)
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