Video Q&A with Pieter Schoonderwoerd of Jazz Maastricht

I recently hosted a live Q&A session with Dutch jazz promoter Pieter Schoonderwoerd, who's a lecturer in entrepreneurship for jazz musicians (what a great job title!) and programmer at Jazz Maastricht which presents more than 25 concerts a year. The full live event...

Booking Agent vs Music Manager (the jazz musician guide)

Probably in an ideal world, you have an excellent booking agent and a highly effective music manager overseeing every step of your career as a gigging and album-releasing jazz artist, right? That's not an unachievable goal, but the steps you need to take...

Jazz showcases at jazzahead! and beyond

One of the best ways of getting more gigs, is performing in front of people working in the industry (journalists, promoters, agents, etc) who will spread the news of your performance with colleagues and contacts. Whether as part of a competition, festival or showcase,...

Before, during & after jazzahead! 2018

If you don’t have a booking agent or manager, the single most important thing if you want to get more gigs and build your profile is to be able to directly connect with promoters & journalists. The jazzahead! conference helps you with this in 2 main ways, but both...

An introduction to jazzahead! 2018

April 2018 sees the 13th edition of jazzahead!, one of the biggest jazz-focused conferences in the world. I’ll be there in Bremen, Germany, for the 9th consecutive year – along with more than THREE THOUSAND promoters, agents, journalists, musicians and record labels...