June 2010

I’m a big fan of sharing. I truly believe that we’re more successful when we share everything openly and honestly with those around us. It’s part of the reason I started this blog. It’s the entire reason I gave a free Ustream seminar on Touring. And it’s the reason that I’ve been considering offering consulting […]

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The Jason Parker Quartet hit the road for a two-week tour in May 2010. We were equipped with audio, video and cameras to document the whole experience. You can find all posts about the tour here. Day seven of the JPQ tour was our second day in San Diego. After a good night’s sleep at […]

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UPDATE: I received a respose from James Keblas in the Mayor’s Office and he told me that the post shouldn’t have been made and he took it down. He said he totally supports all musicians getting paid, thanked me for my letter, and said he was going to call the hotel to talk to them […]

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The Jason Parker Quartet hit the road for a two-week tour in May 2010. We were equipped with audio, video and cameras to document the whole experience. You can find all posts about the tour here. Day six of the JPQ West Coast Tour was a welcome day off. We woke in Bakersfield and headed […]

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The Inside/Out Jazz Awards brought the Seattle Jazz community together at Benaroya Hall on May 31st to celebrate all that is good about our scene. The night was a huge success all around, with 13 amazing performances of music, dance and spoken word, and awards handed out in 13 categories (see below for photos and […]

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A few months ago I received an email from the owner of Royal Court Games with the subject “Fantastic Music”. He found me through Twitter and followed the links to this website where he checked out my music and loved it. He told me he was in the process of developing a couple card games […]

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The Jason Parker Quartet hit the road for a two-week tour in May 2010. We were equipped with audio, video and cameras to document the whole experience. You can find all posts about the tour here. Day 5 of the JPQ tour found us rising at 7am to drive from Berkeley to Bakersfield. That’s an […]

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Michael Anderson of Gear Diary has written about me before, here and here. He’s a big believer in the “Pay What You Can” model that I’ve been using for my CDs sales for a while now and I’ve appreciated the fact that he’s singled me out as a strong proponent of the idea. Today he […]

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Fresh on the heals of my highly successful tour with The Jason Parker Quartet, I decided to give a free touring seminar on Ustream today. I had such a great time talking with all sorts of wonderful musicians about what worked and what didn’t. It was an amazing experience to have us all in one […]

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