Dear friends of Jazzonian:
For a long time I’ve been conceptualizing the mindset of what my place is in terms of Jazzonian. Because I have to know my place before I can inspire people to come along. Why am I here??
Because I want to do some service for Jazz.
Because I enjoy bringing people together to celebrate Jazz.
Because I want people to experience the joy of Jazz as I do.
Because achieving the goal of establishing a Jazz museum in this area is something unique and creative.
Because I want to make a positive difference in people's lives.
Because I love history, art and photography?
Because I can be part of something that is greater than myself.
Because I can help empower the next generation of jazz musicians.
Because I can help empower young people to become exceptional leaders.
Because I want to help young people discover the great personal value and satisfaction of community service.
Because I want to make a meaningful contribution to the legacy of Jazz.
Because I want to help transform South Florida into a world class destination for live Jazz.
Because I want to be part of an institution that celebrates Jazz 365 days a year.
Becase I want to help create more performance opportunities for my fellow Jazz musicians.
Because I care deeply about preserving and advancing the legacy of our Jazz forefather.
Because I deeply enjoy promoting the appreciation for Jazz.
Because my mission in life is to empower and inspire everyone around me.
Because Jazz has the potential to inspire all kinds of people.
Because I can help educate people as to the wonderful story of Jazz.
Because it gives me the opportunity to convey a sense of humility, empathy, and hope to people around me.
Because the many stories of Jazz inspire me to be a better person.
Because it gives me the opportunity to meet some amazing people and grow as a person.
Because it starts with people and ends with people.
I think that at any given point during this journey, the WHY is much more important than the HOW.
Knowing WHY I'm here doing this helps generate focus, and purpose. And enables me to see into the future and envision what this idea of establishing a Jazz museum can potentially become. Knowing WHY is what fuels my passion, motivation, and inspiration every day.
Hopefully, some of these affirmations will resonate in your mind, remove any doubts, and inspire you to join in this wonderful journey of making this amazing dream of establishing JAZZONIAN somewhere in South Florida a reality.
Once the WHY is cristal clear in your mind, the creative possibilities become endless. WE CAN DO THIS!!
In the Service of Jazz,
Founder and President
Jazz Museum of Florida, Inc dba JAZZONIAN
Please feel free to submit any suggestions, comments, or express any constructive criticism on how we can make it better. Your input is very much appreciated.
Letter from the Founder and President - (7-27-2011)