Jazz's 5 Lessons For Job Success

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By Donna Sapolin

During my freshman year in college, John, a tall scraggly sophomore who lived across campus, fell for one of my roommates and began hanging out in our dorm. We became friends and he got me interested in one of his main hobbies - jazz.

Back then, I mostly listened to rock and folk music, with some classical thrown in for good measure. But John's enthusiasm for a musical genre that felt entirely foreign to me was infectious and I began meeting up with him at the listening library so he could introduce me to his favorite 'cool jazz' artists - John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Chet Baker and Keith Jarrett. I was quickly smitten by all of them.