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    View Calvin Lattery's All About Jazz profile

    I love jazz because it takes my mind away and is very relaxing.

    I was first exposed to jazz by my older brother every morning while eating breakfast before school he would play Hiroshima One which I hated but after he moved away to college and I moved to Miami I fell in love with jazz music.

    Published on: 2018-04-22
    View Jeff Kaliss's All About Jazz profile

    I was initiated into jazz by Joe Pilati, my dorm mate and fellow journalist on our college paper, the Boston University News.

    Published on: 2018-04-21
    View David Angelo Alfonzo 's All About Jazz profile

    I love jazz because it's helped me to escape to
    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.

    Published on: 2018-04-20
    View Ellen Robinson's All About Jazz profile

    The first jazz record I bought was Carmen McRae singing "Who Gave You permission?" Blew
    me away...

    Published on: 2018-04-19
    View Paul Carmichael's All About Jazz profile

    Jazz is part of my soul. i like to compose tunes that have an interesting structure which the band can then improvise over.

    Published on: 2018-04-18
    View Chris Cole's All About Jazz profile

    I love jazz because it moves me, physically and spiritually. And usually my cats as well.

    I was first exposed to jazz when I was ten playing old 78s on a wind-up in the garden, being blown away with "Sweet Georgia Brown" by Brother Bones & His Shadows.

    Published on: 2018-04-17
    View B's Bees's All About Jazz profile

    I was first exposed to jazz through my high school music teacher.

    I met Reid Anderson from The Bad Plus. He was cool to chat with and gave me some insights into the group's compositional process.

    The best show I ever attended was Ari Hoenig at Smalls.

    The first jazz record I bought was Miles Davis - Kind of Blue.

    My advice to new listeners listen Miles Davis - Kind of Blue!

    Music teaches me more about myself, and about life in general then anything else.

    Published on: 2018-04-15
    View Nico Kanakaris's All About Jazz profile

    I love jazz because it is the natural progress after you have enjoyed pop, soul and blues.

    I was first exposed to jazz through Keith Emerson intensive solos in his 1974 live album Welcome Back My Friends with ELP.

    I met Toots Thielemans.

    My advice to new listeners is don't force jazz--choose the style you can listen to easily first.

    Published on: 2018-04-13
    View Jay Rodriguez's All About Jazz profile

    I was surrounded by music from my birth. First it was the music of life, then it was the life in music, and now, it is the music of life and the life in music all at once I am so grateful for that.

    Published on: 2018-04-12
    View Robert Joseph Greene's All About Jazz profile

    I grew up with Jazz because I come from a family of musicians.

    Published on: 2018-04-11
    View Muriel Grossmann's All About Jazz profile

    I love jazz because of swing, blues and melodies and the endless possibility of improvisation.

    Published on: 2018-04-08
    View Gaby Ruiz's All About Jazz profile

    I love jazz because it's the mix of rhythms and feelings at the same time, high and low, sweet and vibrant.

    I was first exposed to jazz when i was teenager at a jazz concert.


    The best show I ever attended was Herbie Hancock some years ago and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton
    Marsalis at Bellas Artes Palace in México.

    The first jazz record I bought was The Best of Chick Corea.

    My advice to new listeners: open your mind, your heart and receive the feelings you will experience.

    Published on: 2018-04-07
    View Emy Tseng's All About Jazz profile

    I love jazz because it's creative and spontaneous.

    Hearing Paula Morelenbaum on the album Casa made me want to sing bossa nova.

    Published on: 2018-04-06
    View Damilare Akinwale's All About Jazz profile

    I love jazz because it takes you out of the box and gives you life through its rhythm.

    Published on: 2018-04-03