Jan. 11, 2023

Will’s Top Learning Highlights from Every 2022 Episode

In this solo episode by Will, let's kick off the year in style and run down a highlight from every 2022 episode. Each highlight involves Cory teaching a lesson to, lighting a fire under, or provoking new thoughts from Will. …

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Dec. 9, 2022

Anxiety, The Venue Incident, Jazz Festival Applications

In this episode: Cory went to Pittsburgh, went on tour with Michael Weiss, and brought Jeremy Pelt out here for some big gigs (0:00:51), The venue incident (0:11:43), When people say "We can't make a living as full-time music...

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Nov. 9, 2022

Too Many Albums & Names, BC Music Grants, Being a Brand

In this episode: Cory doesn’t know half the people in the house when he emcees Frankie’s, and interest in live gigs is up! (4:50), Is the Cellar Music label releasing too many albums? (9:00), Why monthly listeners is a bad …

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Oct. 5, 2022

The Pitch Gone Wrong, Stage Presence, Listening to Mixes

In this episode : Cory uploaded never-before-seen footage of Hank Mobley and Dexter Gordon to YouTube (0:49), First topic : "I once booked an amazing pianist at a club in the UK where the promoter told me 'I honestly don't …

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Sept. 1, 2022

Fear in Gig Booking, Draw, Overplaying, Low Student Turnout

Fear. It shows up throughout our musical lives as we book gigs and work to bring people out. But too often the attention drifts to numbers like, 'What's your draw ?' while the meaning rests in the music's impact. Maybe …

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Aug. 4, 2022

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

It's summer! We're on vacation, so please enjoy this top highlight clip from episode one. In this answer, Will & Cory discuss the secret to connecting with local music venues and booking agents: know what you want to do! It …

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July 7, 2022

Making Albums, Expectations, Demo Recordings, Distribution

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 qu...

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June 2, 2022

The launch

Here we go! Stay tuned for Jazz Office Hours.

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