September 2009

I first became aware of Amanda Palmer when I was researching Twitter and deciding if I should join. I read an article about how she used the service to grow her fanbase, mobilize said fans, and even make a ton of money. I was impressed. It was only after that that I learned about her […]

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The great 19th-century American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said “Music is the universal language of mankind.” Never was this more apparent to me than when I had the chance to play at a jam session in Paris recently. On my second-to-last day in town I found myself at a 12th-century dungeon that has been turned […]

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I’m back from a wonderful two week honeymoon in Paris. My wife and I spent most of the time exploring neighborhoods, sitting in cafes, eating cheese and baguettes and above all relaxing. A few highlights were our trip to Giverny to see Monet’s gardens, being welcomed into the family by Massimo, Deborah and Fifi at […]

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I came across Ashley Morgan and his site Upstart Blogger early in my research for this blog. I used his free 30-day blogging course to get me started and have referred to his writings many times since. I was also pleased to meet another trumpet player in the blogosphere, and with his blessing used his […]

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My month of guest blog posts continues today with some very practical advice from Alex W. Rodriguez. Alex is a writer, trombonist and Masters Degree candidate in Jazz History and Research at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. His MA thesis will analyze modern representations of one of the first great jazz trombonists, Jack […]

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Today’s guest post comes to us from Cory Huff. Cory is an actor, entrepreneur and internet marketing coach currently living in Portland, OR. He believes the starving artist is a myth and is out to prove it with his website TheAbundantArtist.com where he teaches artists how to sell art online. I “met” Cory after we […]

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Jazz Now – 5 Gateway Albums

by Jason on September 16, 2009 · 9 comments

in Music, Thoughts

So I know I’m on my honeymoon in Paris and I said I was going to take a break from blogging and let my guest bloggers have this space until my return. And I know I should be checking out the impressionists at the Musee d’Orsay, or strolling around the Marais in search of the […]

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I don’t remember how I first came across Andrew Durkin’s blog, but I remember where it led me. I read his post “Winging It” concerning a review of the band Mostly Other People Do The Killing and the idea of spontaneity. The reviewer turned out to be Peter Hum of the Ottowa Citizen. I immediately […]

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Today’s guest post comes to us from David J. Hahn. I’m thrilled to have David be part of my blog, as he was one of the first musician bloggers I met. Before I started One Working Musician.com I did lots of research, and one of the first blogs I came across was MusicianWages.com, which was […]

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Today’s guest post comes to us from saxophonist Art Brown. Art has been active on the jazz, funk, R&B and hip-hop scenes in Seattle for the last 5 years, and studied Jazz Performance at the University of Washington. He plays regularly in a number of amazing groups, including Hardcoretet, Vunt Foom, Theoretics and Soul Kata. […]

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