Jazz on Canvas ~ Acoustic and Visual Portraits of Jazz on the Brain

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”  ~ e.e. cummings

Jazz scented notes linger in the air of life’s story.  Brimming with lavender, jasmine, freesia and vanilla draws us deeper within creating a sense of enlightenment and a glimpse of who we are…  If we stay present and …

Listen Without Interpretations or Judgment …

Are you sure the news you listened to on the t.v. was what was actually being said?   How much information was diluted or distorted or filtered by your own experience?

In order to listen experientially with an open mind  you have a mindfulness meditative focus on what is actually being said ~ to be in that moment completely.   We must tune out interpretative listening because it stains and distorts  our understanding of the true meaning of the message. It is when as Michael Singer refers to “our roommate” in our brain is distracting and alluding us from listening to what is being said now.   This will allow us to be totally present and will lead to a deeper communication through all of our sensibilities.
jazz brain


Listen with a culturally attuned diversity in mind…

Diverse cultural communication may create barriers to communication but the beauty of jazz or music can transcend and overcome that barrier with a visceral knowledge and we develop a respect for all differences that reside in the “Soul” of  our universe.

jazz and creativity


Listen to what is not being said… the breaths  or space between the notes or words…

The art of listening intently or deliberately allows us to become  awakened to verbal and non-verbal cues, inflections, emphasis, and our joy and sorrow. It becomes a  part of the intuitive learning through observing and responding to is not being said and the physicality of the body language between yourself and others.

Jazz provides a cultivating spiritual perspective which embraces all of life and death that can transform our compassion and wellbeing of those who are suffering.  It has taught me to appreciate the real person inside of each of us and is the essence of  the true human being that is always present that has been distorted by physical and emotional states that may cloud our relationships.  What a way for us to embrace the mystery of life traveling on the life journey with the grace and gifts of spirit that God created in all of us.  Let us be…Peace Out!  JBC  😎

Japanese translation for meaning


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2 thoughts on “Jazz on Canvas ~ Acoustic and Visual Portraits of Jazz on the Brain

  1. This Human Bulletin piece is wonderful! It adds richness to what I know of my own experience improvising on the piano–something I’ve only recently, and mysteriously, been able to do.


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