There are wonderful things in real jazz, the talent for improvisation, the liveliness, the being at one with the audience.
Jazz is rhythm and meaning.
By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn't want your daughter to associate with.
Jazz does not belong to one race or culture, but is a gift that America has given the world.
...don't think of yourself as a jazz musician. Think of yourself as a human being who plays music.
Jazz is like a great void, it waits patiently until a brave musician takes control of space and time.
Jazz is a music made by and for people who have chosen to feel good in spite of conditions.
Jazz is the music of the body
Jazz is the folk music of the machine age
Jazz washes away the dust of every day life.
Boxing is like jazz, the better it is, the less people appreciate it.
I don't have a definition of jazz... You're just supposed to know it when you hear it.
Jazz is not dead - it just smells funny
Modern jazz: Variations on a non-existent theme
Blues is to jazz what yeast is to bread--without it, it's flat.
Jazz is the folk music of the machine age.
Music is a fluid art form that picks up echoes of the past and weaves them into a new sound. The distinct sounds of the past merge together to create what we know today as gospel, western, folk, or jazz.
Jazz will endure just as long people hear it through their feet instead of their brains.
Jazz is... One of life's greatest gifts: fun found within surprise.
Jazz is a feeling, more than anything else. It isn't music, it's language...
[Jazz singing] is like pornography. You can't say what it is, but you know it when you see it.
Jazz today, as always in the past, is a matter of thoughtful creation, not mere unaided instinct.
The jazz band can be used for artificial excitement and aphrodisiac purposes, but not for spreading eternal truths.
Jazz is an intensified feeling of nonchalance.
Jazz is... An open-ended music designed for open minds.