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Trumpeter Chris Davis from Chicago, IL host BehindTheNote, a podcast that gives "Advice For A Successful Music Career" by interviewing professional musicians of various backgrounds including Grammy Award winning artists and local musicians. This show was created to educate, inspire, motivate, and empower!

Behind The Note Podcast Chris Davis

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Trumpeter Chris Davis from Chicago, IL host BehindTheNote, a podcast that gives "Advice For A Successful Music Career" by interviewing professional musicians of various backgrounds including Grammy Award winning artists and local musicians. This show was created to educate, inspire, motivate, and empower!

    74: How To Host A Successful Event with Drummer Paul Hall

    74: How To Host A Successful Event with Drummer Paul Hall

    In this episode we talk about what it takes to host a successful event. You will learn what it takes to go from your idea of having an event to actually hosting an event that your audience will want more of.

    Paul Hall is our guest and just the right person to teach us on this episode.

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    • 40 min
    73: How To Create Online Resources with Brent Vaartstra of Learn Jazz Standards

    73: How To Create Online Resources with Brent Vaartstra of Learn Jazz Standards

    Here is a great introduction to an online resource for learning jazz called "Learn Jazz Standards" dot com.

    In this episode you will learn a good layout for creating your own resource online with special guest Brent Vaartstra.

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    Brent acquired a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Performance at the City College of New York, where he studied with world-renowned guitarists Peter Bernstein, Vic Juris, and Steve Cardenas and other respected musicians. He has played in groups such as the Don Hahn Quintet and the Laura Campisi Trio, among others, and his own groups: the Brent Vaartstra Trio and Quartet. He teaches and gigs actively around the New York area as a leader and a sideman, and has played at iconic jazz clubs such as Fat Cat in Greenwich Village.

    Brent is the author of Hal Leonard publication "500 Jazz Licks" released in 2015.

    Brent owns and operates LearnJazzStandards.com, a renowned website dedicated to jazz education. He is also the creator of Online Jazz School, a web school that allows students to take lessons with professional jazz musicians through Skype and Google Hangout.

    • 36 min
    72: Have Confidence In Yourself with Len'i McKinney

    72: Have Confidence In Yourself with Len'i McKinney

    In this episode I have a conversation with Len'i McKinney who is a young saxophonist from Chicago and someone to keep your eyes and ears open for in the future. We have a casual conversation at a local Starbucks but there is so much to learn in here.

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    • 51 min
    71: Musical Theater Series Part 3 with Actor and Director Rufus Bonds Jr.

    71: Musical Theater Series Part 3 with Actor and Director Rufus Bonds Jr.

    Rufus Bonds Jr. is our special guest today!

    Rufus is an accomplished actor and director in the musical theater profession and a recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award.

    There are several parallels in the acting and music profession so I wanted to have Rufus as a guest because he is at the top of his game.

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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

Dsquared316 ,

Very Informative Podcast

I’m not a musician but there’s so much more to learn about marketing, promotion, branding, and a whole lot other topics. And he gets some great guests (my favorite one was when he had his wife on it). Good stuff. Highly recommend it!

Joel Boggess ,

Audio Dynamite for Musicians!

Well done Chris!
What an excellent resource.
Musicians, don't listen to this show... STUDY IT!

Joel and Dr Pei
Husband and wife hosts of ReLaunch

ItsMeRD ,

Awesome!

As a musician I can say great info!

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