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“I have heard that Europe would really like my music…” Part 2

In this post I want to show and explain the 2 major European jazz conferences that have attendance of over 3000 bookers, managers, jazz artists, presenters, with expo hall booths, showcases, networking meetings, etc. If you want to understand what … Continue reading

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The Bullet List Repeat

I weekly answer about 5 to 8 queries asking what my Blujazz Label and Promotions business is about, how do we do we work with artists,  how do we compare with other independents, what our costs are, how does our … Continue reading

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The updated Jazz Artists Survival Guide blog and a Free Book!

I have updated the Jazz Artist’s Survival Guide to reflect my desire to help others in this ever evolving Jazz World.  The new site offers: A FREE pdf copy of the Jazz Artist’s Survival Guide for signing up to my … Continue reading

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“I have heard that Europe would really like my music…” Part I

“I have heard that Europe would really like my music!”  Part I I wish I had a couple of bucks for evertime I have heard this from artist’s that I talk to.  And you know what, they just might be … Continue reading

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The Jazz Artist Promotion Pie

I have been catching up on responding to emails and phone requests about our Blujazz Label and Promotion company’s www.blujazz.com services that include radio and press promotion, physical and digital distribution, booking contacts, and selective management.  Part of my rap as … Continue reading

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Are “Major Record Labels” Relevant

Recently NPR’s A Blog Supreme Blog had a blog on “Do Major Jazz Record Labels Matter”.  I think it is a interesting question for the global jazz artist community.  I believe in many ways we are way past this question. … Continue reading

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House Concerts??

As you know we are exploring all of the possibilities of jazz performances and how a jazz artist can create opportunities to get these gigs. As we continue to see, “it ain’t easy”.  As far as I can analyse in … Continue reading

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The Flea Markets

So I am getting back into the “flea markets of gigs”,  the US national booking conferences sponsored by presenter organizations. We are going to the National in NYC Jan 10-14th called APAP  The Association of Performing Arts Presenters.  Whew, what … Continue reading

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Musical Chairs or “I hate even looking at that phone”

I recently attended a lunch time trio gig lead by a great pianist.  This gig was at a major university and was held in the cafeteria.  The group played while the audience ate.  The audience were mostly students and the … Continue reading

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Promotion Expectations for the Jazz Artist PT-3

Recently I started the Blujazz Mgt/Booking Company.  Something I said I would never do.  It has not hit the Club Blujazz status but whew what a experience.  We have met many of our goals and booked some great gigs but … Continue reading

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