Top Quotes from Billy Higgins

You know the drum was the first instrument besides the human voice.

Billy Higgins

Because the stuff that they feed kids now, they’ll have a bunch of idiots in the next millennium as far as art and culture is concerned.

Billy Higgins

The United States is a beautiful place, you know?

Billy Higgins

I enjoy seeing young people being interested in what they can do.

Billy Higgins

If I couldn’t do it, then I’d be defeated. I’ve got the tools to do it. I never did question my tools.

Billy Higgins

There’s so much beautiful music in the world, and the kids are getting robbed.

Billy Higgins

The people in Japan know more about the history of jazz and the musicians than the people in the United States do.

Billy Higgins

The Japanese actually approach the music on a high level. It’s always been on a high level.

Billy Higgins

I might have played a little bit more in Europe than I have in Japan.

Billy Higgins

If somebody would come and they’re not playing music, they would encounter certain people on another level.

Billy Higgins

The French – they like jazz, they’ve been on jazz a long time.

Billy Higgins

It’s something that – jazz is one of the few things that you can go and listen to, I don’t care where you’re from, what you are, what background you come from – there’s something there for you.

Billy Higgins

The first thing is, jazz is one of the few things to let you know that there is a God and there is a creation.

Billy Higgins

It brings people together. It brings the races together. It brings religions together.

Billy Higgins

Jazz needs the help. It’s the more sophisticated music. All the other music is on the TV, but jazz isn’t.

Billy Higgins

I think that people should learn about that. In most music, there’s one way that you do something, and that’s the only way. In jazz, it’s a lot different.

Billy Higgins

Music. It’s all creativity right here, right now.

Billy Higgins

It doesn’t have anything to do with yesterday or tomorrow, it’s all right now.

Billy Higgins