” Jazz infers a style, but creative music has a wider field and wider specification about it. We know it from people like Scott Joplin and on through Bessie Smith. “


” I don’t set out to win awards. I don’t think any musician does, but when you receive an award, it’s an affirmation: it means that people appreciate what you do. Every award I have received is a confirmation of something I have done, and that motivates me to push a little harder. “


” I don’t set out to win awards. I don’t think any musician does, but when you receive an award, it’s an affirmation: it means that people appreciate what you do. “


” I started composing when I was around 13, and back then, people used to say that I needed to be a composer or a performer, but I can’t be good at both of them. I could never understand why anyone would say that. Jellyroll did both, Bessie Smith did both, and so did I. “



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Jazz infers a style, but creative music has a wider field and wider specification about it. We know it from people like Scott Joplin and on through Bessie Smith.
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I started composing when I was around 13, and back then, people used to say that I needed to be a composer or a performer, but I can

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