In this blog post, Brian Jump explores the common failures of audience/performer interactions. He covers courtesies musicians owe audiences and ones that audiences owe musicians. To assuage this occasionally dysfunctional relationship, Jump offers a list of eight commandments to be observed while giving, watching, or paying for musical performances.
Introduction This blog post covers the practice of putting bread into musicians’ jars. The first part is my opinion on gratuity. It explores when I think tipping is recommended, when
This month’s blog post is about my recent experience playing in a pit band. The gig, lasting a month, consisted of twenty-one rehearsal and eighteen
Introduction In this post, I’ve compiled a list of advice for the gigging musician. It’s divided into three categories: (1) equipment and gear, (2) repertoire
Introduction Everyone is happy, the band sounds great, you’re playing fly lick after fly lick, your band-mates are amped up about the impending chorus, the