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Jazz Quotes Page 3

I was a jazz major in high school, in an all-jazz band. No matter what I do, it features my musical influences.
Wyclef Jean
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You may not be able to hire Al Green, but local high schools and colleges might have a jazz band or a choir you can afford.
Suzanne Williamson
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To put on your suit and play jazz music, ... knowing that many people in your audience have never experienced any jazz whatsoever, you have to believe beyond the fear of rejection. But that fear is part of creating.
Wynton Marsalis
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Jazz is a highly disciplined music that is very impatient with people who don't play, well, any sort of lazy imitation that can go with it.
Robert O'Meally
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We're going to kill ourselves this week to bring the spirit of jazz (back to New Orleans).
Wynton Marsalis
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Herbie Hancock
It's not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz.
Herbie Hancock
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The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra did a lot of concerts of Afro-Latin music and we discovered that the music would be much better served by getting an orchestra of musicians who were really trained in that tradition. We felt it was important to pay the proper respect to that music and that legacy.
Wynton Marsalis
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Lou Rawls was one of the music world's most versatile vocalists, covering gospel, R&B, soul, jazz, blues and pop. A three-time Grammy Award winner, his deep, smooth, soulful style exemplified his classy elegance and made him one of the most recognizable voices anywhere. And his philanthropic efforts on behalf of many charitable causes further displayed his passion and commitment to helping others through music. We have lost a true musical pioneer, but his legacy will continue to inspire us all.
Neil Portnow
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I love my jazz hands!
David Dickinson
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Kelsey plays the piano, and he's also a tremendous singer. I'm classically trained, and he's more of a jazz improvisatory pianist. So, we don't usually sit down and play together.
David Pierce
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We like this kind of music. Jazz is strictly for stay-at-homes.
Buddy Holly
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Personally, I think young musicians need to learn to play more than one style. Jazz can only enhance the classical side, and classical can only enhance the jazz. I started out playing classical, because you have to have that as a foundation.
Doc Severinsen
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We started thinking jazz (and) that's when the 20s came up.
Cassandra Hesseltine
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Herbie Hancock
Well, I was becoming more of a jazz snob, in thinking that jazz was a higher kind of music, and that R&B was, yes, for the body and more commercial.
Herbie Hancock
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[But the listeners at the 2002 Festival de Jazz de Django Reinhardt, near Paris,] were thrilled that we had taken the style and run with it, ... We got nothing but great feedback.
Michael Gray
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Jazz music is an intensified feeling of nonchalance.
Francoise Sagan
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Herbie Hancock
Most people think that classical music is a higher form than jazz only because it is from Europe, and we were taught in schools only about Western European history.
Herbie Hancock
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Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music.
Nina Simone
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I think Jazz Fest will have a lot of support and a good year. We are still figuring out exactly what we are doing. But we plan to be active and have a good presence.
Jonathan Mayers
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Things changed so quickly. The Atlantic jazz department just went from under us.
Madeleine Peyroux
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They were hard on us, because these were jazz guys, ... Earl Van Dyke and Joe Hunter were always on our backs. I'd show them different chord progressions, and they'd say, 'What kind of playing are you doing, man? That's not a C chord.' I'd say, 'Yes, that is a C chord ...when we started getting hits, then they stopped bugging us.
Lamont Dozier
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Jean-Luc is my violin jazz hero, ... So to have him come out and play that tune with us at Telluride was just a freakout.
Sam Bush
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He's in a league by himself. Alex has forgotten more about jazz than most of us remember.
Lew Dutrow
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Jazz really does try to include everything. It's always been popular music. But the wonderful thing about jazz is its willingness to take chances.
Madeleine Peyroux
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[It was all heady stuff for the then 22-year-old, as she headlined jazz festivals and opened tours for some of the biggest names in the business.] It was great, ... I got to perform with fantastic musicians. I got to see Nina Simone live. I could've kept running with it, but instead I stepped back and took a breather.
Madeleine Peyroux
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I pull them out from time to time depending on the vibe, ... That's a great thing about jazz: We leave it a little space so that we have the opportunity to go where the moment takes us.
Marcus Miller
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Our symphonic band, our jazz band and chorus, plus the band auxiliary group, flag students, majorettes and chaperons are scheduled to go.
Russell Schmidt
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Every time I play a tune, it's different, ... It should be different because that's the essence of what jazz is. I've probably played that tune 200 times, and like everything, the piece evolves and changes and there's more depth to it.
Ernie Watts
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The French-they like jazz, they've been on jazz a long time.
Billy Higgins
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People are already worrying about the ball moving around and all that jazz.
Mahela Jayawardene
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