Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? Big question. Many people, many things inspired me. Great pianists
Tag: jazz musician
Alex Hall, songwriter, musician & music producer
I think people are collectively much more in an upbeat mood on a Friday evening compared to Monday so it’s important I don’t ‘offend’ them with a 250BPM aggressive bebop track on a Monday evening, for example!
Branford Marsalis, saxophonist
Listen to as many records as possible, develop a massive sound vocabulary, and learn to interact with the musicians you are onstage with.
Ian Shaw, singer
inspire, upset, amuse, collaborate, define, create, comfort, be playful, disciplined – and leave an audience feeling something – anything, they may not have felt before
Ricardo Bacelar, pianist
Success is being able to touch what you like and have a faithful audience. In fact, success is not what you do, but what you did.
Samuel Eagles, saxophonist & composer
I am always studying new compositional devices, listening to other people’s music and gaining different ideas