Jazz Quotes from Famous Musicians


"Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time."

Ornette Coleman

 

"Jazz is about being in the moment."

Herbie Hancock

 

"If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know."

Louis Armstrong

 

"Life is a lot like jazz... it's best when you improvise."

George Gershwin

 

"One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz."

Lou Reed

 

"You not only have to know your own instrument, you must know the others and how to back them up at all times. That's jazz."

Oscar Peterson
 

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