Author: Matt Fripp

Protected: Nordic Comets / London Session

Hi everyone, Great meeting you in Berlin. Below you’ll find the various lists and quotes we looked at in the session. The lists are not 100% complete and the idea is that you research these yourself to find the ones that are most relevant to your project. Don’t just email everyone! We also never give out email addresses without permission. You can usually find these with a bit of research online, or else by reaching out on social media. Special thanks to the other Brits there who have given extras to add to this list. If you want more info, you can join the Jazzfuel mailing list by clicking here. Cheers, Matt LONDON MANAGERS / AGENTS sueedwardsmanagement.com Basho Music: bashomusic.co.uk (Christine Allen) Riot Squad: riotmanagement.co.uk  (Kerstan Mackness / Julie Allison) CODA Agency: codaagency.com (Rob Challice) Right Tempo – Freelance Artist Booking Agency and Tour Management (Anne Rigg) LONDON PUBLICISTS Sound UK: sounduk.net Joe Baxter: baxterpr.com Riot Squad: riotsquadpublicity.com Seb & Fiona Media Agency: sebandfiona.com Sally Reeves, Publicist Miles Evans Lee Paterson Sebastian Scotney, PR: londonjazznews.com Indy Vidyalankara, Indypendent PR: http://www.indypendentpr.com Debra Richards LONDON PRESS OPPORTUNITIES Broadsheet newspapers (less and less space. Need an album/tour to be considered usually) John Fordham (The Guardian) Clive Davis (The Times) Mike Hobart (The Financial times) Phil Johnson (The Independent) Rab Adams (The Herald, Scotland) Magazines Jazzwise JazzUK The Wire Blogs (more accessible & more space than print)...

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Q&A with Dave Douglas
“The Unassuming King of Independent Jazz”

Dave Douglas is a trumpeter, composer and educator with more than 50 recordings as a leader, including projects with Joe Lovano (Sound Prints), Uri Caine (Present Joys) & Mark Guiliana (High Risk). He founded his own label – Greenleaf Records – in 2005 to release both his own projects and those of other musicians. All this, on top of a busy international touring schedule – saw Frank Alkyer – publisher of Down Beat – hail him as “the unassuming king of independent jazz, a model of do-it-yourself moxie, initiative and artistic freedom.” In a [jazz] world where musicians are increasingly needing...

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Q&A with Michael Fagien of Jazziz Magazine

Michael Fagien founded leading US jazz magazine Jazziz in 1983 and has been involved with the jazz industry ever since, both through publishing and other music-related ventures including record labels and venues. I was introduced to Michael when I worked in the agency department of Jamie Cullum’s management company. Jazziz Magazine had been strong supporters of Jamie early on and I wanted to introduce Michael to the singer-pianist Anthony Strong who I manage. I’ve e-met various people on the Jazziz team since then and it’s a great mix of good jazz & good business – something I think every...

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Q&A with Eva Frost of JazzDanmark

Eva Frost is a project manager at JazzDanmark, the national organisation in Denmark responsible for supporting jazz musicians both within their country and with exporting Danish music around the world. A lot of countries have these organisations, but in my experience these Danes are some of the most proactive I’ve ever met in the jazz world! I was invited to be a judge for the 2017 ‘Sounds of Denmark‘ festival which takes place in London this September and I got to run a workshop with the final musicians. So I know first hand the excellent range of musicians coming...

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Should You Really Be Releasing An Album?

If you’re a jazz musician looking to build your profile and get more gigs, there’s actually a pretty good argument that releasing EPs or singles, frequently, could actually make more impact than albums. Bear with me, I know it’s a sensitive subject… …because I know that since the very beginning of your love affair with jazz, you’ve thought, talked & studied in terms of albums, right? Transcribing solos on Kind of Blue. Discussing the highlights of the ’64 concert. Learning the tunes from Mingus Ah Um, The Shape of Jazz To Come, Giant Steps and many more. Sifting through...

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