People who enjoy — or can even tolerate — listening to jazz are outnumbered by the musicians who want to play it. For that reason, less than 1% of jazz artists are able to support themselves playing the music they love. How do the rest survive? That, and much more, in “Careers in Jazz,” a story that’s generated unanticipated controversy. Humorous or slanderous — you decide; thick skin required. With more than 40,000 reads and a long thread of impassioned responses, “Careers in Jazz” was the #1 most read story in 2009 on www.allabout jazz.com, the leading jazz website. It’s also been posted on countless other jazz sites and gone explosively viral via email. 2012 update: “Careers in Jazz” has now topped 100,000 reads on allaboutjazz.com and was the centerpiece of a story that the Wall Street Journal ran both online and in print.