Some musicians feel that they need the approval of other musicians and artists to make an impact. BIG MISTAKE! If there is one thing that I could tell musicians it would be “JUST PLAY!” Let your notes sink into the hearts of the people because people are really the decision makers that are going to approve you.

–Cire the Maestro

“Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless, one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often.”

–Samuel Butler

Jazz stands for freedom. It’s supposed to be the voice of freedom. Get out there and improvise, and take chances, and don’t be a perfectionist –leave that to the classical musicians.

Dave Brubeck