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    View David C. Rohner's All About Jazz profile

    The first concert I went to of any kind was The Dave Brubeck Quartet
    right after they came out with the recording "Time Out". I now book and
    promote jazz in Honolulu.

    Published on: 2017-06-27
    View Cole Hazlitt's All About Jazz profile

    I love jazz because of the freedom of improvisation.

    Published on: 2017-06-26
    View Blanca Domenech's All About Jazz profile

    I love jazz because is the most spiritual and free music that matches with my soul.

    Published on: 2017-06-25
    View Sam Frost's All About Jazz profile

    The first jazz record I bought
    was A Love Supreme by John Coltrane.

    Published on: 2017-06-24
    View William P. Bryan's All About Jazz profile

    I was fortunate to have studied jazz under the phenomenal trumpeter Lee
    Fortier. I was an alto sax player but he encouraged me to learn all
    four saxes as well as flute, and taught us so many things about the
    entire jazz world. I am now president of the Baton Rouge Blues Society
    which preserves and promotes the wonderfully unique music that flowed
    from the Bayous of South Louisiana during the 1950's and 1960's. One of
    the education missions is to bring that music to young student so they
    can learn how this was so influential to so many other musical genres.

    Published on: 2017-06-23
    View Victoria Martinez's All About Jazz profile

    I was first exposed to jazz in high school.

    I have met saxophonist Ronald Carter and trumpeter Allen Vizutti.

    The first jazz record I bought was Red Garland's "Groovy."

    Ya gotta listen to jazz!

    Published on: 2017-06-22
    View Corina Popa's All About Jazz profile

    I love jazz because is part of my life. I grew up in a house where the radio was on jazz music all day and my father hummed jazz
    melodies while working. Now, my daughter studies jazz at the Conservatoire.

    Published on: 2017-06-21
    View Richard Joines's All About Jazz profile

    My advice to new listeners... Don't be afraid--it's only free jazz.

    Published on: 2017-06-20
    View Dan Quigley's All About Jazz profile

    I love jazz because there are so many things to love about it. The music celebrates freedom. There's always something new to learn. You can connect with different people and much much more...

    Published on: 2017-06-19
    View Ryan Wallace's All About Jazz profile

    I love jazz because it's always evolving.

    I was first exposed to jazz by my high school teacher.

    I met Jim Black, Uri Caine, Ralph Alessi, and John Hébert.

    The best show I ever attended was Behemoth.

    The first jazz record I bought was John Coltrane's A Love Supreme.

    My advice to new listeners... keep your ears open.

    Published on: 2017-06-18
    View Sylvia Brooks's All About Jazz profile

    I love jazz because it is our music. These songs are rich. They reach deep down into our souls, and were born from our fathers and grandfathers.

    I was first exposed to jazz by my father who was a jazz pianist, writer and arranger, so from the day I was brought home from the hospital, I heard this great music in the house.

    The best show I ever attended was Lena Horne's A Lady And Her Music. It was like nothing I've ever seen before or since.

    My advice to new listeners--keep your mind and hearts open.

    Published on: 2017-06-17
    View Daniel Marx's All About Jazz profile

    I love jazz because I've been immersed in it my whole life. For me, the way musicians interact with each other in jazz is unlike any other genre of music. It's enthralling.

    I was first exposed to jazz as a young child. My dad used to play anything and everything on car journeys and in the house.

    I met Jasper Hoiby and Ivo Neame.

    The best show I ever attended was Chick Corea and Gary Burton at the Barbican.

    The first jazz record I bought was These Are the Vistas by The Bad Plus.

    My advice to new listeners--don't discriminate. Listen to everything!

    Published on: 2017-06-16
    View Mike Jurkovic's All About Jazz profile

    I love jazz because it expands the soul and frees the mind from the standard thumpa-thumpa 4x4.

    I was first exposed to jazz in high school. Brubeck's Jazz Goes to College, Garner's Concert by the Sea,
    and Trane's A Love Supreme.

    I met David Amram, Marilyn Crispell, Paul Motian, Hiromi, and others.

    The first jazz record I bought was A Love Supreme.

    My advice to new listeners be fearless.

    Published on: 2017-06-15
    View C. Michael Bailey's All About Jazz profile

    I was first exposed to jazz in high school after purchasing Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue" like about a zillion others. It was not until my introduction to alto saxophonist Art Pepper, that I really embraced jazz...and it has been a love affair since then.

    Published on: 2017-06-14

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