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Well, being a jazz musician is not a rose garden!
My years of ballet and jazz dance lessons didn’t make me any more graceful – they just helped keep me from bumping into the furniture on stage.
If I’m going to be a jazz player, I need to understand Miles Davis.
I can imagine an utter hatred for the jazz avant-garde.
Film in the 20th century, it’s the American art form, like jazz.
I have a bachelor’s and a master’s in jazz.
I find as much inspiration from the forerunners of jazz as I do the modern-day innovators of jazz.
I don’t like freedom jazz – I think it’s void of roots and void of foundation.
Jazz music is an intensified feeling of nonchalance.
Jazz has always been a melting pot of influences and I plan to incorporate them all.
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.
I still play jazz, and I’ve always got that trumpet very handy, but I’m coming to feel the classical venues are where my main focus is, in the realm of symphonic pops.
Comedians talk to other comedians the way jazz musicians can talk to each other.
Well, I guess my unease with that is… I’m always a little uneasy with that phrase – smooth jazz, as opposed to what?
I’m a pianist – I studied jazz piano in college.