Pondering, and maybe some photos


Revealing Interview!

Jessica Jones | 4:30 pm | February 12, 2011

From one of my 11 year old students:

I have a French Project where I must interview a teacher. I have a couple question to ask you.
1. Why do you like jazz?

I think I like hearing people’s personality in their playing, which happens in jazz improvising. I also think that a lot of different moods can be expressed.

2. What is your favorite song?

I have many. Lately I’ve been listening a lot to Marie Antoinette by Wayne Shorter, played by Freddie Hubbard. Jazz musicians tend to have favorite players rather than songs…

3. How many instruments have you played?

I’ve played a lot of instruments, but I only practice and try to get better at saxophone, piano, flute, and drums. And sometimes clarinet. I’ve also tried playing the trumpet and trombone.

4. What are some of your hobbies?

Music…teaching…exercise, like swimming, jogging.

5. What is your favorite color?

Probably deep red.

6. What is your favorite food?

I’m pretty fond of chicken enchiladas. Or eggs benedict.

7. Do you have any pets?

No.

8. What is your favorite instrument?

Tenor saxophone. With drums second, piano third.

9. Is there anything else interesting about you?

Probably not. My middle name is a mixture of my two
grandmothers’ first names.

Many thanks,
James

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