What piece of art changed your life? How did it affect you?
When I was five years old, my Dad took me to see a movie with Louis Armstrong and Danny Kaye. It was called The Five Pennies. I saw Louis play trumpet and sing in the movie and told my Dad to get me a trumpet for Christmas.
He got me a plastic toy trumpet. I told him I didn't want a toy—I wanted a real one. So for my birthday, right after Christmas, he got me a real one, and it started my love affair with music, with jazz, and with Louis Armstrong.