I love jazz because it's helped me to escape to
Published on: 2018-04-20
new worlds and new experiences.
I was first exposed to jazz while I was very
young. I was born in 1964 and I remember jazz
being the background music for so many TV
programs I used to watch. Sesame Street, The
Pink Panther, Peanuts and many others. I've
loved jazz for as long as I can remember.
I met the bassist, Jennifer Leightham, recently at
a performance at The Merc, in Temecula,
California. It was a wonderful experience.
The first jazz record I bought was Miles Davis'
"Kind of Blue" (1959).
My advice to new listeners is don't let anyone
discourage you from exploring jazz and don't
limit yourself to one type of jazz. Be bold!
Experiment! Expand your musical horizon. You
will never regret it.