Jazz Office Hours

Jazz Office Hours

Whether you’re a professional jazz musician, a student, or a fan, we never stop learning about the music we love – and much of that learning takes place beyond the classroom. On the first Thursday of the month, Cory Weeds and your host Will Chernoff take questions on the career and personal sides of the music business. Skip the BS, find out how it all works, and avoid the mistakes we’ve already made.

Recent Episodes

Getting Known for What You Do: Match Your Music to Venues

Aug. 4, 2022

As the second would-be air date for the show falls here during the producer's vacation, please enjoy this top highlight clip from episode one. In this answer, Will & Cory discuss the secret to connecting with local music ven…

Making Albums, Expectations, Demo Recordings, Distribution

July 7, 2022

Making a jazz album, from demo to distribution to performance, is a game of expectations. Whether artistic, financial, or personal, expectations keep you on track and help you remember why you're in the game. Topics: First q…

The launch

May 23, 2022

Here we go! Stay tuned for Jazz Office Hours.

Recent Blog Posts

Crossing over from the Vancouver jazz scene to New York

My whole thing is about building relationships. That's really what it's about. Go and meet people, and say hello to musicians you know.

How to approach a jazz bar or club owner as a musician

If you present yourself to a club owner in a professional, organized, concise way, they'll assume that you’ll come across well as a musician.

Negotiating musician fees in live jazz music

We had a pretty set standard during my first few years booking jazz at Frankie's, but there's a lot of stuff that goes into consideration.

About the Hosts

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Cory Weeds

Jazz Impresario

Cory Weeds plays saxophone, is the founder of Cellar Music Group, and has been both a club owner and venue booker over the past 20+ years.

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Will Chernoff

Host / Producer

Will Chernoff plays bass, is the author of a Vancouver jazz website and podcast called Rhythm Changes, and teaches lessons.