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15 Awesome Jazz Quotes

I’m always looking to the music of jazz greats to get new musical ideas and inspiration. We often talk about how important it is to listen and learn solos from the greats on this website. But sometimes I like to go check out what the jazz greats had to say outside of playing music. I want to share with you these 15 awesome jazz quotes, and I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I have!

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Oscar-quote

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Monk-Quote

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Miles-Quote

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Louis-Quote

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Ella-Quote

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Duke-Quote-1

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Coltrane-Quote

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Bird-Quote

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Bird-Quote-2

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Billie-Quote

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Bill-Evans

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Dizzy-Quote-1

Brent Vaartstrahttp://www.brentvaartstra.com
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for learnjazzstandards.com which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."

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  1. Quotes that I found from a biography of John Coltrane (which I can't remember the title) are these that I printed out and kept in my jazz studies binder in college:

    Keep listening. Never become so self-important that you can't listen to other players.
    Live cleanly…
    Do right…
    You can improve as a player by improving as a person. It's a duty we owe to ourselves…
    Music is the means of expression with strong emotional content. Jazz used to be happy and joyous. I'd like to play happy and joyous.

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