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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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The articles & guides on this site are split into 3 main categories. You can find out more about each of these by the options here:

Promoting your music

PROMOTING YOUR
CAREER

Getting jazz gigs

GETTING GIGS

Releasing music

RELEASING MUSIC

“JAZZFUEL INTERVIEWS: ADVICE FROM PROMOTERS, AGENTS, JOURNALISTS & MUSICIANS FROM AROUND THE WORLD”

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July 2020: Thoughts on the next 24+ months

July 2020: Thoughts on the next 24+ months

As far as the music industry goes, we’re in possibly the most uncertain times ever. Even now, when some countries start to tentatively book gigs, everyone is waiting anxiously for the next set of rules, the next wave of the virus… I confirmed a few shows this week,...

Jazz radio stations around the world

Jazz radio stations around the world

We may well be in 'the streaming age' where pretty much any music ever recorded is readily available online, but jazz radio stations - and particularly the people that host them - still provide a valuable and entertaining source of discovery for jazz fans and musician...

Best Jazz Clubs in New Orleans

Best Jazz Clubs in New Orleans

As the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans is one of many American cities where you can catch a world-class set from an amazing band almost any night of the week. In this guide, we've highlighted some of the best jazz clubs the city has to offer.  Back in the early 20th...

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...

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