Snooky Young on why he became a trumpet player
Now, A Jazz Moment...
MUSIC: "Should I?," CD: Snooky & Marshal?s Album Concord Jazz CCD-4055 (cut 8)
Snooky Young: My professional name is Snooky Young. It used to be Snookum and then wound up being Snooky.
NEA Jazz Master Snooky Young.
Snooky Young: I started playing the trumpet when I was about five years old. I really wanted to play trombone, but I had a younger brother that said HE wanted to play a trombone and that just made me change my mind. I said, ?Well, I don?t want to play trombone.? And that?s how I got to be a trumpet player.
MUSIC: up and fades
This Jazz Moment with trumpeter Snooky Young Benson was created by the National Endowment for the Arts.