Sing/play to your audience with head, heart and soul and never with anger or contempt. Make it a goal to exude love through music and try to learn as much as you can about the art form, including its history, and make it your mission to find a uniquely individual way to express your own identity through the idiom.
I’m an artist, a creator, music is a vessel. As long as I’m honest and true to the inspiration I am successful.
Listen to as many records as possible, develop a massive sound vocabulary, and learn to interact with the musicians you are onstage with.
I think there are many moments that define what kind of musician you are / will become. One of the earliest I remember was borrowing a John Coltrane double album from school. It was probably the first jazz CD I checked out.
Who or what inspired you to take up singing and pursue a career in music? My father was a jazz musician, and a massive jazz