I got one answer here in Louisville Kentucky. I’m surrounded by jazz fans who play, obsessive amateurs whose life revolves around playing the music they love.
- Truck drivers
- Music teachers
- Pastry makers (no kidding)
- Software engineers
- Professional musicians looking for their mojo: cats who used to play
Ultimately, I guess that is what motivates us all deep down.
Today’s playing update
The drummers got to play with a professional rhythm section, on stage, unrehearsed. My tune was “There Will Never Be Another You”. I got through it with most of my dignity intact.