If you're a jazz musician who wants to gig more, both at home and internationally, this course will give you actionable steps to make your booking time more effective and successful.
Are there gigs out there that you're missing out on?
As an agent, I've spent more than 8 years (and 1,500 shows) refining my method for booking the best possible gigs in the shortest amount of time.
In this video course, I'm breaking down the process of booking gigs into manageable sections and explaining - with examples & downloadable templates - how you can apply these to your own band and project.
Obviously you need to be making killer music to build your career.
But as long as you're taking care of that, this course will help you to figure out which festivals and venues you should be playing at and how you can start making better progress with booking gigs.
THE COURSE INCLUDES:
20+ video lessons
Screencasts (that's me sharing my computer screen and talking you through something)
Keynote slides (examples/diagrams with me talking over the top!)
Downloadable templates & guides (more on that below)
Live feedback (comments sections where I answer questions & give feedback)
YOU LEARN ABOUT:
↪ Figuring out the 'right' promoters for your project
↪ Hunting down their contact details!
↪ How to contact promoters to grab attention & get replies
↪ Who the other people are that can help you develop your career
↪ How to present your project most effectively
↪ The different types of gigs out there
↪ Creating more 'news' to grab more attention from festival promoters
The lessons (some of which have already been presented at international conferences & masterclasses around Europe) are broken down into short sections so you can spread out the content over days, weeks or months - as you want.
YOU'LL GET DOWNLOADABLE TEMPLATES & RESOURCES INCLUDING:
- Emailing a promoter
- Building a sample list of venues & festivals
- Preparing a 1-sheet
- Jazz conferences for networking
- Keeping track of your network
- Key festivals (with websites)
The course includes a FREE copy of "Gig-Ready Facebook for Jazz Musicians" (usually £25), an eBook, video guide & Facebook support group about using social media more effectively as a musician.
READY TO GET STARTED?
The 1st edition of the course is underway but you can join the waitlist for January 2018 by entering your email address in the box below.
Important (obvious) note: The methods I describe in this course have been successfully used on a wide range of jazz artists over the last 9 years. But, obviously, music is very much down to personal taste so it's ultimately your responsibility to firstly be making music that excites and interests the right promoters and then putting in consistent effort on the 'business' side to really find success. Booking gigs is not quick or easy, but you can do it with the right effort and the right plan!
Matt will be (awkwardly) writing in the 3rd person for this little segment...
Matt has worked as a booking agent & manager for jazz musicians for 9 years, booking more than 1,500 concerts at festivals and venues around the world.
The tips, tools & advice shared via Jazzfuel.com are for helping jazz musicians to build their careers and get more jazz gigs. This course is his most in-depth resource yet for professional self-booking jazz musicians.
Questions? Email via matt(at)jazzfuel.com