Hipness is what it is. But sometimes hipness is what it ain’t.
The true musician plays what he/she hears. That cannot be a mistake.
The true value of this music lies in an artist’s individual creativity and that unique process of expression which is Jazz.
While many forms of music may use the dynamic of improvisation, Jazz exemplifies the unique characteristic of collective improvisation.
If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time!
While many attempts have been made to define Jazz, what’s the point really. Jazz is to be experienced – period.
Play the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you play.
Jazz music has always made powerful statements about freedom, creativity and personal identity.
You don’t chose your inspirations, they chose you.
Play what you feel, feel what you play.
10% of musicians make 90% of the money, while the remaining 90% of musicians make the 10% that’s left.
One shouldn’t be in the habit of quoting oneself.
What’s tied Jazz together is its foundation in the Blues, a reliance on group interplay and the unique phenomenon of spontaneous improvisation.
It is better to be felt than to be heard.
A Jazz Diet will make you hipper, thinner, taller, smarter, richer, happier and more attractive to members of both sexes.
Live music is best! Make plans to get out and support your local Jazz scene.
Music is a calling that you must bring your best to, whether listening, practicing or performing.
Jazz improvisation is the art of collective negotiated expression.
Jazz improvisation is the art of drawing without an eraser.
It’s spontaneity that has always characterized Jazz music’s finest improvisers.
Spontaneously composed music is a counterpoint that has its own rules based on a natural order and intuitive logic.
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