HA! Wow! That is fascinating (and so cool!) So much worry about “cultural appropriation” in jazz and blues and etc, and it’s the worry that gets the attention, not the reality (wherein people simply enjoy the music other people create). Beautiful!
And yes, I understand in terms of publishing rights and recognition (i.e., livelihood, justice) many instances of said appropriation indeed warrants legitimate grievance. It is a complex issue for sure and I don’t want to slight anyone. But for the most part musicians play music for the enjoyment of anyone who cares to listen, and we as a society should just accept it and move on.