Originally Posted by jay norem
Oh, give it a rest, Stan. Just play, and be a friend to the youngsters who are trying. Jazz isn't so harsh.
I'm being straight up front Jay and honest with no malice intended to anyone young or old with my point of view. You love the music or you don't which shows at the end of the day in your jazz playing which was the point I was trying to make and get across. As a educator and a professional jazz player I'm trying to get young players to REALLY like jazz. That my friend is a hard road in todays world i've discovered in alot of cases. How many young students say they play jazz but NEVER listen to it or really like the music. Let's try and change that for ALL involved to keep the music we call jazz real.