House painter, bass player
Do you listen to jazz? I love jazz.
Do you have a favorite jazz era or musician? John Coltrane. According to Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead learned to jam by listening to Coltrane records.
If you could play with any jazz musician ever, who would it be? Miles Davis in his Bitches Brew phase, because it was so experimental and weird.
What makes jazz what it is? Extended chordal voicings, 11ths and 16ths.
Would you patronize a jazz venue in Colorado Springs? I live an hour away, but I'd make the drive for a good act.
What makes jazz jazz? The soulfulness, the kind of people who play it, the unpredictability.
What's your all-time favorite jazz venue? Catalina's in L.A.
Do you have a favorite jazz musician or era? Louis Prima, or maybe Billie Holiday. I like the '40s and '50s stuff best.
If you could attend a live performance by any jazz great, living or dead, who would it be? A crazy compilation of old school performers like Satchmo and Billie Holiday, combined with some of the newer bloods like Herbie Hancock.
Would you patronize a jazz venue in Colorado Springs? Oh, absolutely.
What's your favorite jazz style or era? The traditional stuff of the 1940s and '50s.
Who are your favorite musicians? I like the female vocalists: Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson.
If you could attend a concert by any jazz musician, alive or dead, whom would you pick? Probably Dexter Gordon. The soundtrack to 'Round Midnight is one of my all-time favorite albums.
What's your favorite-ever jazz concert? The time I saw Chuck Mangione and Esther Satterfield perform at Red Rocks during a lunar eclipse.
Would you patronize a jazz venue in Colorado Springs? Maybe. But not if there's a lot of young people standing up throughout the performance. It takes the enjoyment out of it if you can't stay seated.