My Father was a trumpet player and dearly loved the blues, so needless to say we always had blues music playing in the house. Even though blues is generally simple in rhythm, the swing factor brought me into a whole new world of "feel". In high school I started in the lower Jazz Ensemble and honestly thought it wasn't that great of a musical experience until we played at the Wichita Jazz Festival. Once I saw the WSU Jazz Arts I band I was HOOKED. So I did the best I could for being from south west KS until I got to college, and that has been where my playing has really developed. I'm still trying to make myself a better player, everyday of my life and I would really enjoy playing in a jazz group outside of school. There's nothing like playing live jazz, nothing in the world!
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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."
Let's be audacious, my friends!
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