Jazz trumpeter, composer, author and Professor of Jazz Trumpet at FSU, Scotty Barnhart is also in his eighteenth year with The Count Basie Orchestra. Author of 'The World of Jazz Trumpet' and on his solo debut 'Say It Plain' he unified with Wynton Marsalis, Clark Terry, Ellis Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Jamie Davis...
I love jazz because it swings.
I was first exposed to jazz in Houston.
I met Joe LoCascio and Bob Henschen.
The best show I ever attended was Pat Martino.
The first jazz record I bought was Time Out by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
My advice to new listeners is to relax on 2 and 4 beats.