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Double-edged sword

Jim Riggs, 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.

He also 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.

musician "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."




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