How to self-book jazz gigs in 2021 and beyond

24 June, 16:00 – 16:50

How to identify the right clubs and festivals for your band? How to best pitch by email? Do you have the materials that suit you best? These are but a few of the subjects that Matt Fripp wil dig into in this hour focussed on independence and self-sufficiency.

After graduating with a jazz degree from the Guildhall School of Music, Matt Fripp started working as a booking agent and manager, first during 6 years at a London-based agency and now with his own company. During this time he has booked more than 2,000 international gigs for a range of artists including Get The Blessing, Anthony Strong, Tim Garland, Kyle Eastwood, Marius Neset, Michael Wollny, Empirical and Hailey Tuck.

Alongside his booking and management work, Matt runs the website Jazzfuel.com which shares career advice to jazz musicians around the world, via articles, guides and interviews with other people within the industry.