Dont clap Im not a jazz band for Christs sake.
Jazz is the music of the body
Jazz is not dead - it just smells funny
Jazz will endure just as long people hear it through their feet instead of their brains.
There are wonderful things in real jazz, the talent for improvisation, the liveliness, the being at one with the audience.
Jazz is rhythm and meaning.
By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn't want your daughter to associate with.
Jazz is the folk music of the machine age
Modern jazz: Variations on a non-existent theme
Jazz may be a thrilling communion with the primitive soul; or it may be an ear-splitting bore
What 'jazz' means to me is the worst kind of working conditions, the worst in cultural prejudice. The term 'jazz' has come to mean the abuse and exploitation of black musicians.
In classical music, love is based on bitin' -- imitation. It's not based on interpretation. A jazz musician, if he plays someone else's song, has a responsibility to make a distinct and original statement.
Amy [Winehouse] changed pop music forever, I remember knowing there was hope, and feeling not alone because of her. She lived jazz, she lived the blues.
There are only two things: love, all sorts of love, with pretty girls, and the music of New Orleans or Duke Ellington. Everything else ought to go, because everything else is ugly.
If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know.