This is from my experience such a true and interesting perspective. Of interest, Eddie Brookshire, but quintet leader, is African American, originally from Mississippi, were he experienced much racism over the earlier part of his 71 year experience on this earth. He knows a lot of history related to this and the history of racism in jazz. As it turns out, the black jazz musicians uniform required to play in the white man’s world had them wearing tuxes or suits on the job. While stemming from racist beginning, this also proves to be the historical roots of jazz. To this day, Eddie requires us to wear suits or tuxes on gigs to keep in line with the roots from which jazz was created. The roots of racism. It is a humbling reminder we display every time our band performs.