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My name’s Matt Fripp. I’ve booked 2,000+ gigs as a booking agent & manager for jazz musicians and host this website to help you figure out how to grow your career faster.

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RELEASING MUSIC

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21st Century Jazz Record Labels

21st Century Jazz Record Labels

You might not *need* a record deal in 2020 to get your music heard, but that doesn't mean there aren't independent jazz record labels out there releasing great music and giving you ideas for how to make the most out of your next album. We've put together this list of...

Best Jazz Clubs & Festivals in San Francisco

Best Jazz Clubs & Festivals in San Francisco

Looking for ideas of jazz clubs and festivals in San Francisco? We've got you covered in this guide, which runs through some of the opportunities for all sorts of jazz in The Golden City. Jazz may have originated in New Orleans, but it wasn't long before it moved...

Jazz in Los Angeles | Clubs, Festivals & Musicians

Jazz in Los Angeles | Clubs, Festivals & Musicians

We put this article together to showcase some the best jazz clubs and festivals in Los Angeles, as well as to give a taste of the history of the music in this West Coast city and some notable jazz musicians performing in LA today. New York has long been considered the...

Interview with Frank van Berkel of Bimhuis Jazz Club

Interview with Frank van Berkel of Bimhuis Jazz Club

Despite its relatively small size as a country, the Dutch jazz scene presents an impressive array of music featuring both homegrown and international artists. In this interview we caught up with Frank van Berkel who is the programmer at Bimhuis in Amsterdam - one of...

Jazz in North Macedonia

Jazz in North Macedonia

When it comes to touring in Europe there are many smaller countries which, whilst not as 'famous' on the international jazz circuit, provide some great opportunities for performing at clubs and festivals in front of enthusiastic and discerning jazz fans. We're going...

Knowing your network

Knowing your network

When it comes to building a sustainable, long-term career as a creative jazz musician, the strength of your professional network plays an important role. But whilst there's a lot of talk (from me included) on growing your network, there's something to be said for...