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“In the creative state a man is taken out of himself. He lets down as it were a bucket into his subconscious, and draws up something which is normally beyond his reach. He mixes this thing with his normal experiences and out of the mixture he makes a work of art.”
My name is Miko Montgomery. I’m a writer, musician/composer, photographer and filmmaker. I was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, also known as “Naptown”. I come from a family of accomplished jazz musicians and I was profoundly influenced by them. Jazz informs everything I do. Jazz is far more than music. Jazz is a mentality.
Jazz musicians strive to develop their abilities to the highest level. But they also do something else; they also strive to develop a unique, individual voice; a personal style that differentiates them from others. A creative jazz musician seeks to create his/her own unique flavor. And this is what any creative artist must do.
It’s what I try to do with my writing, music, films and images.
“Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.”