Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music.
Slavery has never been abolished from America's way of thinking.
From the beginning, it has been a no-no for a black man to touch a white woman.
I applied for a scholarship to Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. I knew I was good enough, but they turned me down. And it took me about six months to realize it was because I was black. I never really got over that jolt of racism at the time.
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