Did you know that playing jazz music can actually alter the chemicals being emitted inside your brain? When Jazz musicians improvise, their brains turn off the dorsolateral, prefrontal, and lateral orbital regions. These are linked to self-censoring, inhibition, and introspection. Their brain also turns on the medial prefrontal cortex, letting self-expression flow.
"If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know" -Louie Armstrong
Jazz musicians are actually pretty awesome. Believe it or not, jazz musicians have formed their own sort of sign language to signal when solos are completed. Usually a solo ending is cued with a nod or a point to the head, signaling the other players to play the “Head” or main section of the song.
"Jazz isn't just, 'Well, man, this is what i feel like playing' It's a very structured thing that comes down from a tradition and requires a lot of thought and study." -Winston Marsalis
Hope you enjoyed learning some things about jazz you might not have known! Hope to see you soon, Aaron :)