The musician performs and the audience feels. The musician feels and pushes that feeling out through an instrument, be it a reed, drum or vocal and the audience receives and pushes the feeling back. There is a harmony between the two. That’s the best I can write when discussing the question of what is a musician.
I know that I’m a musician and that many of my friends are too. I know what it feels like to be in the audience. We are all musicians, we all feel and embrace the feeling produced through the beat, tones, melody and energy of the musician.
—Alan Segal, Founder, The Jazz Sanctuary