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When I’m on stage by myself, I don’t have to think about anything. I don’t have to worry about anything because I’m not responsible for…
Then when I was in grammar school I played the clarinet, and then, after clarinet I played the flute in college orchestra – besides singing…
Miles Davis turned his back to the audience when he came out on stage, and he offended people. But, he wasn’t there to entertain; he…
Then I left that school and I went to Cerritos College, which was in southern California; they had one of the best big band programs…
I’d actually been making my living as an organist with bands since I was probably 15 or 16 years old, and then as a senior…
I did the one concert, and I was not bitten by the conducting bug, and I thought I was done, but then the phone started…
My father was a very disciplined singer who worked hard at his craft, and I was around that growing up.
My biggest musical influences are probably my parents.
I want to write a book of poetry, as well as children’s stories.
I prepared five songs, I sang them, and he hired me. I started working about a month later at the piano bar.
I played piano as a kid; I still play a little bit.
I like to use the audience as my color palette, my instrument.
But, if there’s any aspect of my career that needs attention, it’s writing.
I grew up in a time when being a musician and learning to be a musician was actually very wonderful.
Well, I started conducting kind of by accident. I wanted to give myself a special birthday present for my fortieth birthday, and I was living…
I do a lot of performing, but don’t get a chance to go to the studio and write good music.
It’s not that I don’t love the song. My songs are like my children: some you want around and some you want to send off…
Part of our responsibility as parents, as adults, is to set examples for children. But we have to like children in order to be really…
The true musician is to bring light into people’s hearts.
Then I came up with this crazy idea just to walk out on the stage with no band at all and just start singing whatever…
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