Being an artist offers me opportunities to enrich and enhance the lives of others while satisfying my joy to contribute to others well being other than monetary. The creative process promotes good mental health, a sense of value and self-worth for me. There was always a fascination for me how people reacted to music. Some people dance to music, others listen in silence as a quiet or reflective time, some listen for distraction or escapism, others create organizations, social gatherings or use music to tell stories and express their feelings.
Jazz has always been where people come together across a seemingly unbridgeable divide, it’s truth-telling music, my language. Jazz music became the truest expression of community and a common element of connection to bridge what is uncommon.