My favourite part of Jazz as a concept is hard to nail down. I love so many aspects of it, from the creativity & the improv, to the structure & theory.
Recently, I’ve thrown myself into the social & collaborative side of things & I’ve learned to relax at the keyboard when other people are playing along with me. I still have a lot to learn, but I’m confident that I can do it & that I’ll look back & smile at how I’ve overcome so much nervousness!
My most recent gig was playing with my friends, Deven Miles (voice), & Hannah Kaehn (trombone) at Camosun College’s Interurban Campus. The audience that we could see was tiny, but we could be heard throughout the atrium & people who came to thank us were very pleased at the end. I had a great time & I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to play keys with great people. 🙂