One of the best part of being in college is being opened up to new experiences and other cultures. Jazz is a genre that most don’t know how to appreciate …
Jazz music is a great way to start a conversation with your roommate or friends and when the parties with EDM and house music start to lose their appeal, find one of these clubs and experience a different culture. Jazz music is all about learning the rules so that you can break them. It is experimental and carefree. Learning to operate in this way can benefit your academics and career after college. Once you learn the rules you know how to push beyond them. This can help when you need to think creatively to write a paper, or to find a new angle for a project at work that may be unconventional, yet groundbreaking.
This mentality can be taken to everyday life and allow you to step outside of your comfort zone. Jazz music, especially impromptu jam sessions, can teach you about being in the moment, and working with what you have. When you are playing with a group of people and aren’t working from a practised piece of music you have to listen to each other and just go with whatever happens. In life you can’t always control a situation and being able to relinquish control and run with a new situation without getting frazzled is a really useful skill.