I have made my way to a life far beyond what I had thought was possible. This has happened because of so many things, but here are the ones that are in my mind right now: a burning desire for wholeness, a habit of observing, being curious, lifelong self-education, experimenting and learning from the results, continuing to act, never giving up.
A lot of things happened, some simple, some complex. Mostly I realized that although the art form of jazz — the only true original American art form??!! — is open to endless variation, study and exploration, the jazz industry is not. The collection of managers, promoters, agents, lawyers, labels, artistic directors, impresarios, collectors and producers. The people that exist between the artists, the musicians and their fans.