Category Archives: Being Seen – Da Gig

“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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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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Getting Them To RESPOND Part II

Yeah, I Know, its been a hell of a long time since last post.  Lets see, sold house, found house, moved, added two more artists to mgt/booking company, Milwaukee saxophonist and Jazz Studies Dir of Univ of Wis at Milwaukee … Continue reading

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Getting them to RESPOND! Part I

Over the years I have been a “jack of all trades, master of none”  when it comes to booking.  I have booked my own bands since I was 17, worked as a sideman off and on for 30 some years, … Continue reading

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Da Gig

As I stated in my pages several times (pages are on the menu, blog posts are in the body), I am starting a small management and booking agency with a small roster of artists.  I don’t even know what I’m … Continue reading

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