I think that the Washington jazz Arts Institute has changed the way I look at music. I mean, everyone here, they’re serious about their music. Some kids, they look at music like it’s their life here. They love music and like to play it. I’ve changed my perspective because of this camp. I’ve also learned how to play better. I learned how to play better as a trombone player. They’ve improved my level of playing. I know some scales I never knew, like the pinitonic (???) scales, bebop scales, and the blues scale. I’ve also learned how to slur notes better, and how to play my notes clearer and more fluently.

Travis Brown – 16