JJ: I was around 8
NBJP: If you could only own one CD what would it be?
JJ: The trombone master JJ Johnson, Art Tatum’s Capitol recording of Willow Weep for Me, Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, Coltrane Blue Train…..oops, too many and I’m only getting started….
NBJP: You are a musician, is there another art in which you’d like to be accomplished?
JJ: I like to draw.
NBJP: What’s your favorite (G-rated) non-musical pastime?
JJ: recording engineer
NBJP: Who’s your favorite non-jazz composer?
JJ: Beethoven, Ravel
NBJP: What inspires you creatively?
JJ: Nature, love, music, life
NBJP: What word or phrase do you overuse?
PLUS ONE: When did you know that you wanted to be a professional jazz musician?
JJ: I knew I wanted to be a musician by the time I was about 11