Jazz record collector
When I was taking lab band in junior college, the professor told
us that we needed to quit listening to as much rock and start
buying more jazz records. Since I was already addicted to buying
records, this seemed like an ideal way to legitimize my
A lot of time has passed since then. While I never got too
involved with actually playing music, I didn't stop buying records. I
mean when a teacher tells you to do something, you should do
it, right? I even worked at a few record stores while I was going to
college. Right now I have about 5000 albums.
Also, I started learning jazz guitar a few years ago, and that's been a great experience. When I'm not listening to or playing music, I teach High School English.
My Jazz Story
I was first exposed to jazz in middle school band.
I really dig jazz guitar.
The best show I ever attended was Max Roach.
My advice to new listeners: there's not going to be a test—just have fun!