• The majority of the high schools and the public schools in N.Y.C. don't even have band programs. Hip-hop in a lot of ways is an outgrowth of a lack of instruments and a desire to play music, so we can't really fault the kids for that.

    "Branford Marsalis On Sensitive Musicians And The First Family Of Jazz". "All Things Considered" with Guy Raz, August 11, 2012.