Rob Buckley doesn't like jazz. I think that his problem may be akin to one I had in my earlier years: 1) I thought jazz was just one thing and 2) I wasn't ready for jazz, of any kind.
It's hard to imagine a world without jazz, not least because of how it bleeds into so many other genres of music: blues and funk to name just two. Over the years I have known many people who proclaimed a 'hatred' for jazz, and eventually all have been teased out of their way of defining jazz into admitting they liked certain pieces of music, performances, performers or styles, not realising their place in the world of jazz. I think as well what doesn't help is record stores categorising music: jazz, world, easy listening, metal, urban (whaaaat?!!!) etc etc. Why not just alphabetical by artiste, mixing all styles together? Ttake away the predictability of only liking particular types of music and dismissing all variations within others.