The weekly Jazzfuel Top Picks Playlist features tracks by jazz musicians discovered via the Jazzfuel mailing list or from my day-to-day work as a jazz manager & booking agent.

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Tips from 40+ International Jazz Festival & Club Promoters

Tips from 40+ International Jazz Festival & Club Promoters

  As an independent jazz musician, it's not easy to know how to reach festival and club promoters and - when you do - to know exactly what they are looking for. As always, the best way to get some more insight into this is to ask the promoters themselves!...

Should You Really Be Releasing An Album?

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…...

How To Get Reviewed by a Jazz Journalist

How To Get Reviewed by a Jazz Journalist

Even in an age of streaming and social media, interviews, reviews, previews and features are still an essential part of building a musical career. There’s a reason that press releases always have quotes from critics at the top: audiences want to know what journalists...