The Gigging Musician


Published Author

Packed with proven solutions developed from real-life experiences, this book by jazz leader and Gig columnist Billy Mitchell analyzes both the business and creative challenges of successful gigging. Articles on specific issues with landing, planning and playing gigs are backed by firsthand interviews with musicians, agents, producers and others who have handled these problems on the road and in the studio. This well-rounded reference offers practical advice and inspiring insight on everything from curbing stage fright to controlling financesRead more…

“A must-read for every artist, manager, producer, and executive interested in integrating the art and business of music.” – Jay Levy, senior executive, A&R/Management



Gig Magazine



Billy’s “Road Warrior” column and articles for Gig Magazine were extremely popular with readers.  Several articles became the basis for his book, The Gigging Musician.  Read Gig Magazine articles by Billy Mitchell.

“Billy is Gig’s philosopher king.  His column is by far the most-read and commented -on part of the magazine…Billy is the only writer on our team whose work has appeared in every issue.” – Bill Evans, Gig Magazine



L.A. Jazz Scene


Contributing Writer

Billy was a contributing writer for L.A. Jazz Scene, covering a broad range of jazz-related topics.