Jazz has a vibrant and fascinating history that has influenced much of the music we’re listening to today. Unfortunately, Jazz is often associated with stuffy old men, hotel lounges, and Kenny G elevator music. In addition, it’s largely overlooked and forgotten by younger generations. It doesn’t help that many of the popular jazz magazines seem visually outdated and aren’t an accurate depiction of the vibrant, improvisational, collaborative, and dynamic nature of Jazz today. So how do you change the perception of an entire genre of music so it appeals to a younger demographic? In our quarter long class on publication design, I created Take 5, a quarterly magazine devoted to the state of jazz music today and its intersection with other genres, cultures, and arts. Jazz has influenced almost every genre of popular music that we listen to today, including R&B, Hip-Hop, Gospel, and Country, so Take 5 aims to a new audience to the ways it is unknowingly shaping their culture.