Kyle Simpler

Jazz record collector

About Me

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 spending.

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!

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