"Music is just innately human. Our heart is literally beating inside of us, rising and falling with our movement, every day. Like our heartbeat, music is just essential to our survival. We should stay more focused on things (like music) that inform our mental health and well-being." Will Mason
"Whenever I feel like I need to refine myself to be like others, I have to remember that I have purpose in who I am. I am unique, and it’s important to remain true to you. And by doing that, you remind others to stay bold and authentic." Aaliyah Taylor, Exalting in Beauty
"When you’re shooting passively on the phone, you can be taking pictures, but when you have a film camera, you’re photographing actively. It’s the activity you're doing. Similar to the rise of vinyl records. I'm listening to music. That’s the activity." Jacob Patrick
"I always go the extra mile because you don’t know when that opportunity comes to you. You never half-do something. You always go full force. It’s always better to be prepared."
"Jazz is democratic because everyone has a chance to add their own voice to the music. I want to keep passing that on. It's the only original art form created in this country and now it’s celebrated in so many countries around the world. If it’s not passed down it may disappear."