(I thought an earlier one was, but I counted wrong!)
Being a cellist and classical pianist, it may or may not be a surprise to any readers that I love jazz.
I do not have many (if any) opportunities to play, and I'm not very picky on the kind of jazz that I like, so I do not have any favorite bands. I do love Vince Guaraldi's piano work. Otherwise, I just really enjoy some good jazz when I have the chance to hear it.
There is a radio station here that plays all jazz. 24/7.
That radio station is now what I have my alarm set to.
There is nothing quite like waking up to good jazz music in the morning. It won't put me back to sleep like Handel or Bach, and it won't irritate the snot out of me like Nicki Minaj or Justin Bieber. There are no corny love lyrics or songs about beer in the barn like those on the country stations (that just make me want to gag), and zero commercials where the DJ is shouting about your chance to "win big". Just smooth, tasteful, talented, smart expression.
I am so happy because of this!