If you don't already know about jazz music, how would you be exposed? How would get an opportunity to find out if it spoke to you? If you get exposed to it enough, you might find a taste for it.
You can grow up with literally nothing and you don't suffer if you know you're loved and valued.
I just think music is so intrinsically linked with images in the culture that we live in that you'll be hard-pressed to have an experience with the music without a preconceived notion.
I think there's so much negative influence on children in school settings. It becomes learning by rote to pass a test. It's not contextualized.
Genre boundaries are good for marketing but they all but disappear when you're a player.