Besides being one of the linear innovators in jazz, Greg Osby shares some wise words about being a jazz musician in these times. He touches on operating as an artist independently of major labels, referring to his experience with Jack DeJohnette, Dizzy, Woody Shaw etc. He explains why there is a need to set up your own scene, the importance of using of the internet “while it is still free” communication, the myths of hype, being a true artist, the importance of complexity maintaining beauty and so on…
Greg Osby is appearing with Michael Janisch and Aruan Ortiz in London at the Pizza Express in Dean Street on Friday 11 November 2011 click here…