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The Gigging Musician draws from Mitchell’s life as an international jazz musician, bandleader, producer and educator. It is a “solution-packed” book that address specific problems in finding, planning and playing gigs. Extensive interviews conducted by Mitchell provide more insight into the process, along with helpful information and useful ideas.
Part 1: Addresses personal issues such as fear of rejection, stage fright, persistence and planning. Part 2: Your Band Getting along with other musicians, advice on being a bandleader from Eric Ekstrand and Chuck Wansley, thoughts on moving the band forward from producer Larry Hathaway and words of wisdom from Grammy winner Pancho Sanchez.Part 3: Your Gig, The business of music, and the personal experiences of several successful industry members.
Schedule A “Gigging Musician” Workshop
For High School & College Music Programs
Based on Billy Mitchell’s Book “The Gigging Musician,” this workshop is a live, on-site clinic conducted by musician, author and recording artist Billy Mitchell.
The presentation covers many of the important issues facing working musicians today, including:
- Topics covered in the workshop include:
- Setting up a gig
- Stage fright
- Managing relationships
- Solving Problems
- Creating success
- Preparing for a recording session
- Developing survival skills, sales skills and people skills
- Working in a group
- The “4 Ps” that make it possible to be a relevant and successful musician
- Billy Mitchell’s theorum on career progression
Read more about The Gigging Musician Workshop. To schedule a clinic for your school, call xxx-xxx-xxxx.