23 Total Quotes

Billy Higgins Quotes

The people in Japan know more about the history of jazz and the musicians than the people in the United States do.
Billy Higgins
#American Musician #History

But anything that you hear about Japan is nothing like what you see when you actually go over there and see it, you know, in a real situation.
Billy Higgins
#American Musician

The French-they like jazz, they've been on jazz a long time.
Billy Higgins
#Jazz

You know the drum was the first instrument besides the human voice.
Billy Higgins
#American Musician

Jazz needs the help. It's the more sophisticated music. All the other music is on the TV, but jazz isn't.
Billy Higgins
#American Musician

There's so much beautiful music in the world, and the kids are getting robbed.
Billy Higgins
#American Musician

It's something that - jazz is one of the few things that you can go and listen to, I don't care where you're from, what you are, what background you come from - there's something there for you.
Billy Higgins
#American Musician

It doesn't have anything to do with yesterday or tomorrow, it's all right now.
Billy Higgins
#American Musician

Look, jazz has always had, because of its origins, that's the only reason. It's the only reason it's like that. Where it came from. It's not accepted.
Billy Higgins
#American Musician

Music. It's all creativity right here, right now.
Billy Higgins
#American Musician

The United States is a beautiful place, you know?
Billy Higgins
#American Musician

If I couldn't do it, then I'd be defeated. I've got the tools to do it. I never did question my tools.
Billy Higgins
#American Musician

I enjoy seeing young people being interested in what they can do.
Billy Higgins
#American Musician

It brings people together. It brings the races together. It brings religions together.
Billy Higgins
#American Musician

The first thing is, jazz is one of the few things to let you know that there is a God and there is a creation.
Billy Higgins
#American Musician

The Japanese actually approach the music on a high level. It's always been on a high level.
Billy Higgins
#American Musician

I might have played a little bit more in Europe than I have in Japan.
Billy Higgins
#American Musician

If somebody would come and they're not playing music, they would encounter certain people on another level.
Billy Higgins
#American Musician

Because the stuff that they feed kids now, they'll have a bunch of idiots in the next millennium as far as art and culture is concerned.
Billy Higgins
#American Musician

If everybody gets in there and sees that and understands that, then it lets them know that they're all human beings and creatures of God.
Billy Higgins
#American Musician

I think that people should learn about that. In most music, there's one way that you do something, and that's the only way. In jazz, it's a lot different.
Billy Higgins
#American Musician

The French - they like jazz, they've been on jazz a long time.
Billy Higgins
#American Musician