Television is so influential that when an audience sees you day-in and day-out theres a certain acceptance that sets in; youre no longer a threatening personality. They become more willing to accept whatever you present.
Personally, I think young musicians need to learn to play more than one style. Jazz can only enhance the classical side, and classical can only enhance the jazz. I started out playing classical, because you have to have that as a foundation.
My goodness, everyone is planting grapes, even a neighbor with only five acres.
Whenever I ravel I seek the benefits of this great profession of chiropractic
Now I'm having the time of my life being on the road with one of the world's all-time great big bands, and performing with symphonies. I wouldn't trade it for anything.
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.
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