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How do you improvise?

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I am 17 years old and have been playing the trumpet for 8 years. I am a very good player, having made district band last year as the 13 of 97 auditioning trumpet players. I am planing on majoring in music education and performance. However, I am having some severe prblems with jazz and improvisation. It seems that no matter what I try I just can't improv. I am even starting to not be able to listen to jazz recordings because I feel guilty that the musicians I am listening to can improvise and I will never be able to. I am getting private lessons for this and my playing but I still don't seem to be understanding it. Does anybody have any advice?