The spirit of jazz is the spirit of openness.
Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
Jazz is about being in the moment.
Life is not about finding our limitations, it's about finding our infinity.
Creativity shouldn't be following radio; it should be the other way around.
It's not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz.
Jazz has borrowed from other genres of music and also has lent itself to other genres of music.
Creativity and artistic endeavors have a mission that goes far beyond just making music for the sake of music.
I try to practice with my life.
One thing I like about jazz is that it emphasized doing things differently from what other people were doing.
Jazz to me is the spirit of freedom. I mean real freedom. Freedom to explore. Freedom to express. Freedom to pour out your guts.
There's so much spontaneity involved, what do you practice? How do you practice teamwork? How do you practice sharing? How do you practice daring? How do you practice being nonjudgmental?
Jazz translates the moment into a sense of inspiration for not only the musicians but for the listeners.
The true artform is being a human being.
It is people's hearts that move the age.
In the world of Art there are no wrong choices.
The value of music is not dazzling yourself and others with technique.
I'm always looking to create new avenues or new visions of music.
You can practice to learn a technique, but I'm more interested in conceiving of something in the moment.
I think I was supposed to play jazz.
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