Source: Stereogum. While I’d prefer to recommend “in addition to” rather than “instead of”, the author has some good points.
The artists below, and hundreds more like them, are making amazing, genuinely new music right now, mostly on independent labels driven by real passion. You can see them live, too, in surprisingly small venues. So support living jazz artists. Trust me, once you’ve explored the 21st Century jazz scene for a while, you can always come to a major record label for a history lesson, as they’ll be pumping out reissues and archival vault-scrapings (there’s a new set of Miles Davis studio outtakes, recorded between 1966 and 1968, coming in October) until the earth crashes into the sun.