There was a public jazz workshop in the White House in the summer, featuring Wynton and Branford Marsalis and Paquito D’Rivera.
“Jazz may be America’s greatest gift to the world.”
“My grandfather put speakers in every room of his house, turned up the stereo and listened to music all day long. At Christmas, birthdays, Easter, it didn’t matter, there was jazz playing in our household.”
“There’s probably no better example of democracy than a jazz ensemble – individual freedom, but with responsibility to the group,”
Before Samantha Cameron does.
(British cultural commentators please take note.)