Getting out. Most musicians I know hate finding their own gigs. It’s uncomfortable to sell oneself and to negotiate compensation. For musicians who are just getting started, it’s a Catch-22; venues want to know where you’re performing and what kind of crowds you can attract before they book you, and you have to start somewhere. A social media presence helps, but it’s not going to get you work. To book gigs, you’ve got to be where the music is!
Research venues. I started by Googling local jazz venues and…Read more