[Dixielandjazz] Why do you play Jazz?
Stephen G Barbone
barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 11 21:27:47 PDT 2009
Why do you play jazz?
Here's the answer in a nutshell. <grin>
Ms. Nguyen is a college student who came to see our band at Temple
University last Sunday evening, She is 19, charming and exquisitely
beautiful. Part of her course on "Jazz" required her to attend a live
jazz concert. She interviewed me after the concert and i gave her a CD
and suggested she email me if she had any other questions.
Remember me? I'm the young lady who is writing a paper on your band.
Your performance was amazing! Thank you again for the CD. It's really
helping me with my 3-4 page paper. I just had a question regarding
your performance: Would you mind telling me all the songs your
performed that evening? Also, what inspired you to pursue
music....most importantly why jazz? Thanks again Mr. Barbone I can't
wait to hear from you!
Nathashya Ly Nguyen
Why do I play jazz? Two reasons.
1) As a young man I played jazz to get chicks.
2) As an old man I play jazz because the young people love it and I
like to remember number 1 above.
I did not write that to her, <grin>, but did answer her questions in
detail, based upon jazz being freedom.
BTW, as many jazz musos who play for the young will tell you, this is
not an isolated incident. Jazz lives on.
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