"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."
"There has been a stigma associated with Ensley, and those stigmas create barriers. I hope we will establish opportunities and a counter-narrative and spark a renaissance in what is a close-knit, family-friendly, and vibrantly creative community."
"I owe everything to those early experiences and have been extremely blessed. My spirituality is what continues to guide me. I constantly read, study, travel, and listen. I find inspiration in my own personal experiences and others’ stories too. I always say, 'If you live long enough, you’re bound to have something to write about.'"
“Everything starts with a dream, and the rest is as simple as planning out how to make that dream become a reality through practice, hard work, discipline and time management.”
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary to have its Alabama Premiere Birmingham, AL – The City of Birmingham will be the site of an advance Alabama screening of the critically acclaimed Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, on Saturday, March 25, at 7:00pm. The film will be screened at what was formerly the 2nd Presbyterian Church on The University of Alabama at Birmingham campus. The building is now known as the UAB Spencer Honors…