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What is your favorite song to whistle or sing in the shower? Changes according to mood and what's in my head. Sometimes just a bass groove or some earworm picked up from the morning news on the radio. Some of those earworms are deadly! God help me.
By Day: Public policy researcher at a nonpartisan/independent think tank.
If I weren't a jazz musician, I would be a: Zombie. I am a jazz musician. Whether I am making a living at it or not, whether I am doing it frequently or not.
My college major was Philosophy of Science, so perhaps I would be a philosopher, but that sounds so arrogant. We're all philosophers of a sort, in our own ways.
My goal is to be as authentically human as possible. So if I weren't a jazz musician I'd be simply a human being.
I love jazz because it is a pure American music and can be expressed in different ways depending upon the artist.
I was first exposed to jazz while as a teenager I listened to Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and Louis Armstrong, on a jazz
radio station in New York City.