[JPL] Wynton Marsalis Jazz Times interview

Bob Rogers rwsfin at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 5 22:24:43 EDT 2006

In the current issue of Jazz Times, Wynton Marsalis advises young musicians 
moving to New York, that they get their music together, get out there and 
play, and don’t read so many magazines (I’m condensing and paraphrasing, but 
he did use the magazines phrase).  T

To me, he was saying to get out and play what you enjoy and don’t spend too 
much time worrying about what “everybody” thinks or does– that the real heat 
that satisfies is self-generated in the pursuit of your life.  It’s 
uncommonly good advice, as applicable to music programmers everywhere as to 
young jazz musicians in New York.  If music on the radio was always 
presented in that spirit, I know it would have many more listeners than it 

Bob Rogers
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