10% of musicians make 90% of the money, while the remaining 90% of musicians make the 10% that’s left.
Music is a calling that you must bring your best to, whether listening, practicing or performing.
The true value of this music lies in an artist’s individual creativity and that unique process of expression which is Jazz.
You don’t chose your inspirations, they chose you.
It is better to be felt than to be heard.
Jazz improvisation is the art of drawing without an eraser.
Jazz has evolved with an inner necessity characteristic of any true art form.
What’s tied Jazz together is its foundation in the Blues, a reliance on group interplay and the unique phenomenon of spontaneous improvisation.
If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time!
Jazz improvisation is the art of collective negotiated expression.
Practice as if you are the worst, play as if you are the best!
The jazziest American contribution to the vocabulary of English is Jazz itself.
Live music is best! Make plans to get out and support your local Jazz scene.
Music is what feelings sound like.
Jazz improvisation is an elusive genius.
If your dreams don’t scare you they’re not big enough!
Ideologies separate us. Art brings us together.
It’s spontaneity that has always characterized Jazz music’s finest improvisers.
Jazz goes into my coffee in the morning, in my wine at night.
While many attempts have been made to define Jazz, what’s the point really. Jazz is to be experienced – period.
The more you listen, the more your hear.
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