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Jazz Education Quotes


"I'm a jazz musician by education and vocation, but I don't think jazz should [ dictate] what I want to do." - Dave Douglas

"Jazz is America's classical music." - Billy Taylor

"Jazz is freedom. You think about that." - Thelonious Monk

"Jazz music is the power of now." - Wynton Marsalis

"Salsa, classic rock, soul music, jazz... all of that was a part of my education in making hip-hop music." - Aloe Blacc

"Jazz is the type of music that can absorb so many things and still be jazz." - Sonny Rollins

"Music represents nature. Nature represents life. Jazz represents nature. Jazz is life." - Sonny Rollins

"There is no education but self-education." - Charlotte Mason

"All education must be self-education." - Robert Henri

"Education is soul crafting." - Cornel West

"Education is understanding relationships." - George Washington Carver

"Education must precede motivation." - Jim Rohn

"Education is life itself." - John Dewey

"Education is a treasure." - Petronius

"Jazz washes away the dust of every day life." - Art Blakey

"It takes an intelligent ear to listen to Jazz." - Art Blakey

"Jazz is a beautiful word. I love it." - Dexter Gordon

"What kills me is that everybody thinks I like Jazz." - Samuel L Jackson

"Jazz is one of the least learnable art forms." - Keith Jarrett

"Jazz speaks for life. This is triumphant music." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Jazz is so incestuous that it's starting to kill itself." - Branford Marsalis

"Jazz music is a language of the emotions." - Charles Mingus

"Jazz musicians have some outlaw in them somewhere." - Mike Zwerin

"Jazz is very much alive. Everywhere I go there's a new generation of musicians playing Jazz music." - Toots Thielemans

"I cringed when I heard myself described as a Jazz singer. I've always thought of myself as a Jazz vocalist." - Cassandra Wilson

"Most of the international acceptance of jazz education can be traced to the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, and the wonderful program they inaugurated." - Dave Brubeck

"If income was directly proportional to technical proficiency and education, classical and jazz musicians would be some of the most affluent people in the world." - Robert Emerson Coleman

"I was really fortunate growing up to have a broad musical education. My parents listened to all kinds of music, rock, soul, Motown, jazz, Frank Sinatra, everything." - Mayer Hawthorne

"The essence of education is the education of the body." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Not all schooling is education nor all education, schooling." - Milton Friedman

"The education of attention would be an education par excellence" - William James

"Education is very important. I think I understand education." - Donald Trump

"Education forms the common mind." - Alexander Pope

"Education must start from birth." - Maria Montessori

"Regarding sex education: no secrets!" - Albert Einstein

"Education is inoculation against disruption." - Robin S. Sharma

"All education is self-discovery." - Ray Bradbury

"Marriage can wait, education cannot." - Khaled Hosseini

"What is the first part of politics? Education. The second? Education. And the third? Education." - Jules Michelet

"Education, education, education" - Tony Blair

"When those who are educated using their education to exploit those who aren't. That's what the sub-prime scandal represents - people of education using it at the expense of others. At Jazz at Lincoln Center, we have 22 educational programs. Not just the word but the substance of education is guided by the arts." - Wynton Marsalis

"If you're making money people don't think you're playing Jazz. When you're not making money they think you're a great Jazz musician." - Pete Fountain

"Just because I'm playing Jazz I don't forget about me. I play or write me the way I feel through Jazz." - Charles Mingus

"Jazz music is a style, not compositions; any kind of music may be played in Jazz if one has the knowledge." - Jelly Roll Morton

"I listen to jazz mainly. Mainstream jazz." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"I listen to jazz mainly. Mainstream jazz." - Kareem Abduljabbar

"I was very thrilled to witness the workby my ol' buddy Jim Widner whose expertise in the field of jazz education proved invaluable in putting this masterful CD (Yesterdays & Today) together." - Clark Terry

"If jazz education in our colleges were free to all it would provide thousands of good jobs in the music industry which has been taken over by corrupt millionaires and billionaires." - Bernie Sanders

"If America has a future, Jazz has a future. The two are inseparable." - George Russell

"I've had the pleasure of playing with the baddest Jazz cats on the planet." - George Benson

"Jazz is something that you have to feel. It's something that you have to live." - Ray Brown

"Jazz is a beautiful woman whose older brother is a policeman." - Sid Caesar

"Rather than say I play Jazz, I simply say I play music." - Kenny Garrett

"Other than conversation, no other art form can give the satisfaction of spontaneous interaction like Jazz." - Stan Getz

"Man, as long as people want to hear Jazz, I'll give it to them." - Lionel Hampton

"So much of Jazz doesn't have an audience other than music students or musicians." - Branford Marsalis

"Nothing else will ever capture the democratic process in sound as perfectly as Jazz." - Wynton Marsalis

"The wonderful thing about Jazz is its willingness to take chances." - Madeleine Peyroux

"Jazz is the most fun you can have with your clothes on." - Herb Pomeroy

"Jazz is my adventure." - Thelonious Monk

"Jazz stands for freedom." - Dave Brubeck

"Interview, Jazz Professional, 1966" - Dudley Moore

"I've always loved jazz." - Rita Coolidge

"My music is jazz." - Yusef Lateef

"Training teaches how. Education teaches why." - Nido R Qubein

"Animal protection is education to the humanity." - Albert Schweitzer

"Education is cheap; experience is expensive." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Education made us what we are." - Claude Adrien Helvetius

"Without education, confidence does not come." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"The real safeguard of democracy is education." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"We are here for an education." - W Edwards Deming

"Frivolity is inborn, conceit acquired by education." - Cicero

"Education does not necessarily make one wise?" - Benjamin Carson

"Education is the science of relations" - Charlotte Mason

"Education is... doing anything that changes you." - George Leonard

"A school's job [is] to begin education." - Caroline Pratt

"Education is not received. It is achieved." - Anonymous

"Two things reduce prejudice: education and laughter." - Laurence J Peter

"Education is no substitute for intelligence." - Frank Herbert

"This isn't higher education studying itself," - James Hunt

"Education is the motor-force of revolution." - Bill Ayers

"Education beats at the heart of sustainability." - Andrea Illy

"Education is a nation's cheapest defence" - Edmund Burke

"Sport is an essential element of education." - George A Sheehan

"Education is not received. It is achieved." - Albert Einstein

"Experience is the opposite of education." - Ashly Lorenzana

"Education isn't something you can finish" - Isaac Asimov

"Education can, and should be, dangerous." - Howard Zinn

"A school's job [is] to begin education." - Caroline Pratt

"Education is our passport to the future." - Malcolm X

"Storytelling is the oldest form of education." - Terry Tempest Williams

"Education is suffering from narration sickness." - Paulo Freire

"Without Greek studies there is no education." - Leo Tolstoy

"Education is at a turning point" - Howard Gardner

"Home is really where education does begin." - David Mccullough

"I like the concept of local education." - Donald Trump

"Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him." - Thomas Fuller

"Education must promote peace, security and happiness." - Sai Baba

"True beauty lies in true education." - Sai Baba

"Don't let schooling interfere with your education." - Mark Twain

"The highest result of education is tolerance." - Helen Keller

"Education is a system of imposed ignorance." - Noam Chomsky

"My father had very little formal education." - Daniel Berrigan

"Education is civil defence against media fallout." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Self-education only produces expressions of self." - Robert Henri

"Jail is definitely not cool. Education is." - Ja Rule

"Nothing so good as a university education, nor worse than a university without its education." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Arts education must be part of our education solution because it works for all students." - Kerry Washington

"Education truly can change a person's story, it gave me everything. Whatever happens, get an ? education ." - Atiku Abubakar

"The best education consists in immunizing people against systematic attempts at education." - Paul Feyerabend

"The goal of education is to enable individuals to continue their education." - John Dewey

"Education truly can change a person's story, it gave me everything. Whatever happens, get an ? education ." - Atiku Abubakar

"Nothing so good as a university education, nor worse than a university without its education." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"First the education of the senses, then the education of the intellect." - Maria Montessori

"Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is." - Isaac Asimov

"No one can get an education, for of necessity education is a continuing process." - Louis Lamour

"If temperance prevails, then education can prevail; if temperance fails, then education must fail." - Horace Mann

"I got into music when I was a little boy. My dad was always into jazz. I got my education from him. The first time I listened to jazz, he gave me a Thelonious Monk record. It was so different from anything I had ever heard. It took me a while to understand it, and I liked that. I liked the fact that it wasn't immediately palatable." - Ted King

"In Jazz, improvisation isn't a matter of just making any ol' thing up. Jazz, like any language, has its own grammer and vocabulary. There's no right or wrong, just some choices that are better than others." - Wynton Marsalis

"The reward for playing jazz is playing jazz." - John Lewis

"To jazz, or not to jazz, there is no question!" - Louis Armstrong

"It's not jazz as we know jazz here in America." - Les Paul

"I grew up around jazz. I love jazz." - Baz Luhrmann

"I'm pretty optimistic about the future of rock... it will be back to composition as in classical music or jazz." - Jimmy Page

"Jazz does not belong to one race or culture, but is a gift that America has given the world." - Ahmad Alaadeen

"Jazz is music made by and for people who have chosen to feel good in spite of conditions." - Johnny Griffin

"The value of jazz still has to be clarified. People involve themselves with its superficialities without digging for its soul." - Stan Getz

"Anyone who understands Jazz knows that you can't understand it. It's too complicated. That's what's so simple about it." - Yogi Berra

"A Jazz man should be saying what he feels: humor, sadness, joy... all the things that humans have." - Bob Brookmeyer

"Jazz was not only built in the minds of the great ones, but on the backs of the ordinary ones." - Cab Calloway

"I never thought Jazz was meant to be a museum piece like other dead things once considered artistic." - Miles Davis

"Jazz is one of the best things that you can find in your life, it can always be your friend." - George Gershwin

"Jazz translates the moment into a sense of inspiration for not only the musicians but for the listeners." - Herbie Hancock

"As long as there are people trying to play music in a sincere way, there will be Jazz." - Lee Konitz

"There are wonderful things in Jazz, the improvisation, the liveliness, the being at one with the audience." - Henri Matisse

"I don't have a definition of Jazz. You're just supposed to know it when you hear it." - Thelonious Monk

"I feel that Jazz improvisation is the ultimate. You have to create on the spot, the essence of this music." - Sonny Rollins

"Jazz is not just music, it's a way of life, it's a way of being, a way of thinking." - Nina Simone

"I'm always looking for ways to develop as a Jazz artist, to find different ways of using my voice." - Cassandra Wilson

"Jazz is not background music." - Horace Silver

"I love my jazz hands!" - David Dickinson

"Jazz is democracy in music." - Wynton Marsalis

"Jazz was my first love." - Frankie Valli

"Jazz is rhythm and meaning." - Henri Matisse

"I'm not a jazz singer." - Boz Scaggs

"I'm a great jazz fan." - Vidal Sassoon

"It is becoming increasingly difficult to decide where jazz starts or where it stops, where Tin Pan Alley begins and jazz ends, or even where the borderline lies between between classical music and jazz. I feel there is no boundary line" - Duke Ellington

"Education is the way to move mountains, to build bridges, to change the world. Education is the path to the future. I believe that education is indeed freedom." - Oprah Winfrey

"The Federal Department of Education should be eliminated. The Department of Education is unconstitutional and should not be involved in education, at any level." - Sharron Angle



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