” There was one thing Beethoven didn’t do. When one of his string quartets was played, you can believe the second violin wasn’t improvising. “


” The nerves are a problem on trumpet, because when you mess up everyone can hear it. Just remember most people are too polite to say anything about it. That should calm your nerves. “


” Don’t worry about what others say about your music. Pursue whatever you are hearing… but if everybody really hates your music maybe you could try some different approaches. “


” When I auditioned for my high school band the band director was excited because my father was known to be a great musician. When he heard me, he said ‘Are you sure you’re Ellis’s son? “


” There are forces all around you who wish to exploit division, rob you of your freedom, and tell you what to think. But young folks can rekindle the weary spirit of a slumbering nation. “


” I believe in professionalism, but playing is not like a job. You have to be grateful to have the opportunity to play. “


” You need a team. You need people to push you. You need opponents. “


” Jazz is not the kind of music you are going to learn to play in three or four years or that you can just get because you have some talent for music. “



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There was one thing Beethoven didn
The nerves are a problem on trumpet, because when you mess up everyone can hear it. Just remember most people are too polite to say anything about it. That should calm your nerves.


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When I auditioned for my high school band the band director was excited because my father was known to be a great musician. When he heard me, he said
There are forces all around you who wish to exploit division, rob you of your freedom, and tell you what to think. But young folks can rekindle the weary spirit of a slumbering nation.
I believe in professionalism, but playing is not like a job. You have to be grateful to have the opportunity to play.
You need a team. You need people to push you. You need opponents.
Jazz is not the kind of music you are going to learn to play in three or four years or that you can just get because you have some talent for music.
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