[Dixielandjazz] Selling your band and creating jobs.

john petters jpettjazz at btinternet.com
Wed Mar 3 23:51:59 PST 2004

Tom said
> Sorry it was so lengthy, but I use these in some seminars and in classes I
> asked to teach here.  Everything is not necessarily useful to bands
> the USA either as the marketplace in every country is different.
No need to apologise about the length Tom. Selling is selling no matter
where. It should be in everyone's interests to constantly improve
artistically and in terms of marketing. Bad bands equals a poor response
from promoters and bookers who will look elsewhere for entertainment.
Putting together the quiz for my festival coming up this weekend, I included
a track by Eddie Edwards and the ODJB recorded in 45. The band cooked right
from the first bar. That's what it's about
John Petters
Amateur Radio Station G3YPZ
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> (Polite snip from John Petters response)
> Tom's longish post is certainly worth reading. But first the product must
> be right. Problem with traditional jazz is that there are many bands (in
> UK at least) who play for very little money in pubs where no admission is
> charged. Consequently they cannot justify high fees (realistic fees) for
> private work. I have always quoted a realistic price and have often been
> undercut by a bunch of scruffy muppetts who can hardly play. This led me
> theatre shows and promotions. Now probably 80 percent of my gigs are
> generated by me.
> You are absolutely correct John and I agree whole heatedly with your
> which certainly mirrors mine.
> I posted the article for those bands that have not yet gotten their
> skills together enough yet to do the things your band does and Barbone's
> mine and a few others that I know about on the DJML.
> Some will find it useful and others will not.
> Keep swinging
> Tom Wiggins
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