A couple days ago my friend Spekulation posted on Facebook that he was DJ’ing at a site called I had never heard of it, but I was intrigued and wanted to find out what he was talking about. So I clicked the link and was thrown down a deep rabbit hole! is a […]


The good folks at All About have graciously given me a showcase slot to help me spread the word about the Jason Parker Quartet’s new CD, “Five Leaves Left: A Jazz Tribute to Nick Drake”. They have recently started to partner with fan-funding sites like Kickstarter and Rockethub in an effort to help jazz […]


Over the Thanksgiving weekend my Nick Drake Project Kickstarter Campaign passed the 50% mark! This means that with your help, we are now halfway to funding the recording of our new CD. I am so grateful for the support so far. It means the world to me that you’ve pledged to help us make this […]


Have I mentioned how cool Michele Khazak is??? Oh, that’s right, I did! But she’s so cool that it’s worth mentioning again. 😉 I am thrilled beyond belief to have her involved in the Jason Parker Quartet’s Nick Drake Tribute Project! Her voice is the perfect compliment to the music and to the JPQ. Plus, […]


I launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Jason Parker Quartet’s Nick Drake project on Monday and have been talking it up on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. In just a few short days the project is 43% funded! Thanks to all who’ve made their pledge of support so far. I’ve realized, however, that if you’re […]


Yesterday I found out that I did not receive the grant I applied for from the City of Seattle for my Nick Drake Project. While it would’ve been nice to have their support, I know that grants are a crap-shoot that I can’t expect them. The good news is that now I know and can […]


I’ve been following Mike Masnick ever since I first saw his presentation at MIDEM about Trent Resnor’s success with direct-to-fan marketing. The way he states the formula is the way I have been operating since I dove into the blogging/tweeting/social networking world: Connect With Fans (CwF) + Reason To Buy (RtB) = The Business Model […]

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Thanks to The Sunbreak, I am now a published jazz journalist! I’ve been a fan of the online magazine for some time now. Their coverage of Seattle arts, politics, culture and news is perfectly suited to my tastes and gives an accurate representation of what our fair city is all about. I’m excited that I’ve […]


I’m thrilled and honored to be featured in an article in Cowbell Magazine about DIY Jazz musicians alongside such heavyweights as Darcy James Argue and Ken Vandermark. If you aren’t familiar with these cats, you should follow the links and get familiar! Argue put out one of the finest albums of 2009 with his big […]


It’s been a dream of mine to visit Iceland for many years. The scenery, the people, the artistic community all seem so cool! Now, with your help, my dream could become a reality! The Jason Parker Quartet is one of the few jazz bands featured in this year’s Seattle Weekly REVERB Fest. They are holding […]