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Drummer, Composer Billie Davies Has Left New Orleans

Drummer, Composer Billie Davies Has Left New Orleans

After spending eight years in New Orleans and recording three albums as a leader, Billie Davies has made a permanent move to West Palm Beach, Florida. She decided it was time to return to her favorite environment in the world—the beaches at the Atlantic Ocean—in her preferred sub-tropical climate. In her words: “There is a time ...

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News: Recording

Willie Oteri Releasing New Material Focusing On Saxophone And Flute

Willie Oteri Releasing New Material Focusing On Saxophone And Flute

Genre jumping multi-instrumentalist Willie Oteri will be releasing new material focusing on his tenor saxophone and flute playing which will include various artists such as drummer Matt Crane, guitarist Jeff Platz and electric trumpet master Dave Laczko. These recordings will be in the beyond jazz / free jazz / avant-garde arena while keeping in mind a ...

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News: Career

15 ways Bandzoogle is the best website platform for musicians

15 ways Bandzoogle is the best website platform for musicians

This article originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog. Part of what makes Bandzoogle the best platform for musicians is our drive to constantly listen and improve. Every year, our team pushes out hundreds of updates based on your feedback. In 15 years of making beautiful band websites, here are the 15 reasons why Bandzoogle is the ...

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News: Career

How to sell music online with your website

How to sell music online with your website

This article originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog. Making music has probably been a dream you’ve had for a long time. You spend hours putting your heart and soul into the creation of these melodies. Then you record your music, listening and editing and getting it perfect. It would be ideal to use this very music, ...

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News: Career

How Bandzoogle’s tools helped me make money as a musician

How Bandzoogle’s tools helped me make money as a musician

This article originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog. This pandemic was devastating. I was a gigging musician, on tour internationally when news hit of President Trump’s travel ban...and the dominoes fell one after the other. Gigs being cancelled. Navigating unemployment. Applying for maxed-out grant opportunities. Friends and associates passing away. And finally, questioning the decision to ...

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News: Career

How to design a great jazz musician website

How to design a great jazz musician website

This article originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog. The best jazz musician websites will have something in common: an organized structure that also allows your creativity to shine. Jazz websites are an important cornerstone to a musician's ability to reach an audience, book session work, and sell music. Whether you're a jazz trumpeter or soulful singer, ...

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News: Career

A Musician's Guide to All About Jazz Coverage and Promotion

A Musician's Guide to All About Jazz Coverage and Promotion

All About Jazz was built to support the career interests of a jazz musician. Over the years we've developed an impressive suite of promotional services to help a professional establish a greater presence at All About Jazz & Jazz Near You. Here are our essential services that will help a musician or band promote a new ...

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News: Music Industry

Ralph Hepola’s Tuba Carves Out A Place For The Much-Maligned Horn In Modern Jazz

Ralph Hepola’s Tuba Carves Out A Place For The Much-Maligned Horn In Modern Jazz

Ralph Hepola’s Tuba carves out a place for the much-maligned horn in modern jazz. The virtuoso tuba player leads his quartet through a set of his freewheeling originals, playing with remarkable fluency as the lead instrument. While the tuba has often been stereotyped as a limited instrument that keeps time in marching bands, Dixieland and polka ...

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News: Career

Attention Jazz Musicians: Read the Jazz Journalists Survey Results conducted by JazzFuel and learn best practices for getting your music reviewed

Attention Jazz Musicians: Read the Jazz Journalists Survey Results conducted by JazzFuel and learn best practices for getting your music reviewed

If you want to get the news about your latest album release out into the world, jazz journalists (aka bloggers, music writers, critics, reviewers…) are one of the most effective ways of doing this. But if you decide to take care of this work yourself, as a musician, there can be a lot of uncertainty about ...

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Article: Chats with Cats

The Publicist: Scott Thompson

Read "The Publicist: Scott Thompson" reviewed by B.D. Lenz


My previous column at All About Jazz called, Mind Your Business, covered the aspects of managing your own music career as a DIY jazz artist. Throughout that twelve-part series I covered such topics as booking, promotion, and touring. I've had to learn all of these skills on my own and figured there were artists in the ...


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