The Soul of Jazz: Stories and Inspiration from Those Who Followed the Song in Their Souls is a collaborative project by some of today's leading jazz artists. It is a tribute to the singers and musicians that have come before them, as well as an opportunity to pass on wisdom to those who will follow. The book is written in 'Question & Answer' format, giving the artists the chance to speak about their past, present, and future in their own voices.
"Music does bring people together.
It allows us to experience the same emotions.
People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit.
No matter what language we speak, what color we are,
the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith,
music proves: We are the same."
~ John Denver ~
These artists all had a dream, most at an early age, to foster their creative and musical talents on a professional level. They made a decision to live life "beyond the box." Each artist's journey is unique; their path was their own. Yet all were willing to listen to the music in their hearts and follow the song in their souls.
The goal of The Soul of Jazz is to honor the past, celebrate the present and commit to the future. Education and opportunity in the arts is very important to Trish and half her profits from the book will be donated to VH1 Save the Music.
Get a glimpse into the humorous and inspirational stories found in the book by checking out The Excerpts page.