Take Five With Alexi David
How would you describe the state of jazz today?
I hate these questions.
What are some of the essential requirements to keep jazz alive and growing?
Play for the people. Entertain. Make people dance. Geez, at least talk to your audience. Jazz used to sell when it had these things. Think about it.
What is in the near future?
To record my compositionsthe first batch.
Still in CollegeI also repair vacuum tube equipment and Hammonds/Leslies.
If I weren't a jazz musician, I would be a:
Junkie. That's what I was before. I quit so I could play again.