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Matt Fripp

Booking Agent, Manager & Host of Jazzfuel.com

About Me

I’ve worked an an agent & manager for jazz musicians for more than 8 years now, after first studying as a jazz musician at the Guildhall School of Music in London. Alongside this, I run the website www.jazzfuel.com which posts articles, interviews and tips aimed at helping jazz musicians build their career and get more gigs. After graduating from music college I started managing a good friend of mine (Anthony Strong, who I still represent today) and eventually took on a job as a booking agent at Air Artist Agency – part of AirMTM which is also a top UK PR agency and management for Jamie Cullum. In 6 years at Air I booked more than 1,000 shows in Europe, Asia & North America and represented around 20 artists including Kyle Eastwood, Marius Neset, Anthony Strong, Get The Blessing, Natalie Williams, Empirical, Troyka, China Moses, Tim Garland, Food (Iain Ballamy & Thomas Strønen), Hailey Tuck & Michael Wollny. Today my main work is looking after worldwide bookings and management for a small roster of brilliant artists. Alongside this though, I spend time each day reading, writing and sharing ideas on this website about how jazz musicians can build a career faster and more efficiently.

My Jazz Story

The best show I ever attended was Wayne Shorter at the Barbican in London. After so many years of studying his records, it was magic to hear him live.

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