"Jazz is really about the human experience. Itâ€™s about the ability of human beings to take the worst of circumstances and struggles and turn it into something creative and constructive. Thatâ€™s something thatâ€™s built into the fiber of every human being. And I think thatâ€™s why people can respond to it. They feel the freedom in it. And the attributes of jazz are also admirable. Itâ€™s about dialogue. Itâ€™s about sharing. And teamwork. Itâ€™s in the moment, and it's nonjudgmental."