Best Jazz Band Quotes On Success In Life

These Jazz Band quotes will inspire you. Jazz Band is a group of musicians who play jazz.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Jazz Band quotes, Jazz Band sayings, and Jazz Band proverbs.

Famous Jazz Band Quotes

  1. “If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.” ~ Louis Armstrong
  2. “If I don’t practice for a day, I know it. If I don’t practice for two days, the critics know it. And if I don’t practice for three days, the public knows it.” ~ Louis Armstrong
  3. “I think the key that differentiates the good actors from the mediocre ones that are still trying to come up, is that the good ones know how to listen. It’s like being in a jazz band. They know how to listen to what the other musicians are playing. And where to come in and where to sit out. That’s my approach to being in an ensemble cast and working with any kind of actors in a scene.” ~ Wesley Snipes
  4. “If anybody was Mr. Jazz it was Louis Armstrong. He was the epitome of jazz and always will be. He is what I call an American standard, an American original.” ~ Duke Ellington

  5. “Shared leadership… is less like a an orchestra, where the conductor is always in charge, and more like a jazz band, where leadership is passed around … depending on what the music demands at the moment and who feels most moved by the spirit to express the music.” ~ Phillip C. Schlechty
  6. “The aim of jazz is the mechanical reproduction of a regressive moment, a castration symbolism. ‘Give up your masculinity, let yourself be castrated,’ the eunuchlike sound of the jazz band both mocks and proclaims, ‘and you will be rewarded, accepted into a fraternity which shares the mystery of impotence with you, a mystery revealed at the moment of the initiation rite.” ~ Theodor Adorno
  7. “It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands.” ~ George Santayana
  8. “The history of all big jazz bands shows was, first they played for dancing, and then they played for singing.” ~ Norman Granz

  9. “When I was young, I never bought records because my brother Joseph played saxophone and had a record player. I loved listening to his records: The Dorsey Brothers, Duke Ellington, all the big American jazz bands, and vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald, Ernestine Anderson, and Kitty White, a singer from the US who was a friend of Nina Simone. Nobody in America seems to know about her, but she was quite popular in South Africa.” ~ Miriam Makeba
  10. “I was in every band class I could get in, like after school jazz band and marching band, and that’s where I really learned to read music from elementary all the way through junior high and high school.” ~ Chad Smith
  11. “I had 12 years of classical music as a child, playing piano competitions as a teenager, playing in blues bands and rock ‘n’ roll bands, country and jazz bands. I played in about any situation.” ~ Ronnie Milsap
  12. “I used to hang out a lot in jazz clubs, and the groups took to a kid like me who wasn’t afraid to get up and sing with a jazz band. Then I started to hang out in rock clubs and learned to carry off different styles.” ~ Eric Burdon
  13. “Around middle school I studied jazz guitar and ended up playing in a jazz band for a bit. But, after high school, I haven’t even touched a guitar.” ~ Mike Tucker

  14. “My brother Leon started it all. He played the piano. In school they made me leader of the orchestra because I played the violin, but I followed Leon and the boys in his jazz band around.” ~ Louis Prima
  15. “Communication is the essential medium of a creative culture: the communal sea in which we all swim. A company that can’t communicate is like a jazz band without instruments: Music just isn’t going to happen.” ~ John Kao
  16. “At Carnegie Hall the Preservation Hall Jazz Band showed how easily it could hop from era to era. It could work like a rhythm-and-blues horn section or a tightly arranged little big band if need be, but it could also switch back into the polyphonic glories of vintage New Orleans jazz, in which nearly every instrument seems to improvise around the tune at the same time.” ~ Jon Pareles
  17. “I suppose subconsciously I was thinking in terms of having the scale of it matching the scale of the images. Hence the sort of string quartet, jazz band and electronic stuff.” ~ Jonny Greenwood
  18. “And I played in jazz band as well during all three years in school.” ~ Travis Barker

  19. “I haven’t a great Jazz band and I don’t want one.” ~ Glenn Miller
  20. “I was a jazz major in high school, in an all-jazz band. No matter what I do, it features my musical influences.” ~ Wyclef Jean
  21. “I haven’t got a great jazz band and I don’t want one. Some of the critics, Down Beat’s among them, point their fingers at us and charge us with forsaking real jazz . . . It’s all in what you define as ‘real jazz.’ It happens that to our ears harmony comes first. A dozen colored bands have a better beat than mine. Our band stresses harmony.” ~ Glenn Miller
  22. “It’s true I’ve always been attracted to the jazz band in an orchestral way, rather than a band way.” ~ Gerry Mulligan

  23. “Now, the instrumentation in the jazz band and the jazz dance band has gone through many evolutions. For instance, in the ‘twenties the tradition was two or three saxophones” ~ Gerry Mulligan
  24. “My dad was a jazz fan and he used to have lots of old 78s, so I grew up with big jazz bands and the likes of Duke Ellington and Count Basie – although I really liked show tunes from those big musicals as well. I’ve always kept my ears open, as it were, when it comes to music. It doesn’t matter to me what type of music it is. If I like it, I’ll listen to it.” ~ Ric Sanders
  25. “There are so many parts of music that it’s actually a pleasure for me to work with an orchestra, or a jazz band, or a choir, and use every element that the musical tool box can offer. The world of music I love so much, and I can change the costume depending on the part, and I’m actually in the film.” ~ Alexandre Desplat
  26. “I’ve played drums since I was 15. My sisters and I all played instruments. I kind of started with piano and then I actually played saxophone with a jazz band in middle school. So, any knowledge I had of jazz music was from playing alto-sax back then.” ~ Miles Teller
  27. “Don’t clap I’m not a jazz band for Christ’s sake.” ~ Dylan Moran

  28. “My songs were influenced not so much by poetry on the page but by poetry being recited by the poets who recited poems with jazz bands.” ~ Bob Dylan
  29. “I used to sing with my father’s jazz band and then when I was ten years old a musician friend of his suggested that I try out for the first west coast production of Annie.” ~ Molly Ringwald
  30. “[On John Tunnard:] One day a marvelous man in a highly elaborate tweed coat walked into the gallery. He looked a little like Groucho Marx. He was as animated as a jazz-band leader, which he turned out to be. He showed us his gouaches, which were as musical as Kandinsky’s, as delicate as Klee’s, and as gay as Miró’s.” ~ Peggy Guggenheim
  31. “The jazz band’s chief stimulus, of course, was the rise of the negro ‘blues’ and their exploitation by the negro song-writer, W. C. Handy.” ~ Bix Beiderbecke
  32. “I was 16 when I came to New York. I had graduated to a tenor banjo in the school jazz band, and it was kind of boring – just chords, chords, chords. Then my father took me to a mountain music and dance festival in Asheville, North Carolina, and there I saw relatively uneducated people playing great music by ear.” ~ Pete Seeger

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