Q. What is the difference between a pizza and a Jazz musician?
A. A pizza can feed a family of four!
What is it about Jazz that makes a Jazz musician stick to a form of music that A&R managers have scientifically and suspiciously proven to be a musician’s surest route to death by starvation?
One good reason would be the fact that Jazz allows me to be myself as opposed to Pop that wants me to be Madonna. I would rather be me than strut onstage wearing conical jocks. I remember a male indipop album released by some genius A&R manager, titled ‘mai bhi Madonna’ (I’m Madonna too). Jazz as you will see, and if you’ve heard about ‘mai bhi Madonna’, helps me retain my individuality and what’s left of my sanity in this big mad world of music marketing.