” I’m asked so many times why I think there aren’t more female instrumentalists in jazz. But I never think about it. And I don’t think it’s been any harder for me to be taken seriously. The music speaks for itself. “


” When there are no lyrics, people can picture what they want. It’s a reflection of where they are in their lives. Music becomes a mirror. “


” When I play music, I realize that it filters emotions. I believe that peoples’ voices are expressed in their emotions, and I try to do the same with my music. “


” I’m always interested in writing. I keep music in journals on an everyday basis. I’m always looking for ideas that can be music. “


” When you limit the word ‘jazz’ to one period of history, for the people who love that period, then maybe it can be dead because nobody plays like that anymore. But jazz is progressive music, it always has to progress, and musicians always have to find new landscapes and new ways to speak out, so of course it’s always changing. “


” I feel so at home on the stage, and I love making people happy with my music. Whatever I have to go through to make that happen and get that sunshine is worth it. “


” I don’t want to put a name on my music. Other people can put a name on what I do. It’s just the union of what I’ve been listening to and what I’ve been learning. It has some elements of classical music, it has some rock, it has some jazz, but I don’t want to give it a name. “


” ‘The Sound of Music’ is one of my favourite old musical films. “


” I don’t really believe in genres. I don’t want people to have any preconceptions about me. I want the first impression to be the music. “


” Some people dig jazz, some people dig classical music, some people dig rock. Everyone is so concerned about who they like. They always say, ‘This guy is the best,’ ‘No, this guy is the best.’ But I think everyone is great. I really don’t have barriers to any type of music. I could listen to everything from metal to classical music to anything else. “



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