I never thought much about jazz music until I attended a small club with friends in Denver years ago. The second time I heard a live jazz band was the UNC jazz band where my daughter’s fiancé was playing the trumpet. Initially I thought jazz players ruined tunes I liked with all their variations and then seeing it live changed my mind.
This past year I have been delighted seeing and listening to my granddaughter performing jazz pieces on her alto saxophone. She is in the high school jazz band and a quartet plus marching band and orchestra. I love her solos and listening to her accomplished smooth renditions even though she has only been playing the sax for a year.