Anthony Swann

“I owe a lot to jazz…I was really shut down emotionally and I couldn’t really express myself or feel anything hardly.  A cousin of mine came from Laguna Beach, California…when he opened up his suitcase, he said, here’s a present for ya…he handed me two Louis Armstrong albums.  Those records changed my life.  I felt so excited and for the first time in my life I could emote and really let my feelings out and from then on, I just kept following jazz…it opened a door to a whole world for me.” –Anthony Swann