This week's guest is pianist, composer, producer, and musical director David Cook. David is an accomplished jazz pianist, having released two albums and represented the United States internationally through Jazz at Lincoln Center and the US State Department. He's also an adjunct professor for the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University. The majority of his time is spent as a musical director and touring musician working with artists including Taylor Swift, Thomas Rhett, Maren Morris, Lizz Wright, Joshua Bassett, Shoshana Bean, and NSYNC. We chat about ego vs confidence, his jazz roots, and preparing for world tours.
In this episode, we'll dig in on...
Finding your musical family
Chops vs restraint
Big budget world tours
Respecting the artist
Music "no nos"
Self-promotion for musicians, then and now
Learning from every gig
Not leaving any doubt musically
Building synth patches
Studying with your heros
Jam sessions and meeting musicians
Putting together a band
Translating a record to a live show
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Guest: David Cook
Host: Travis Ference
Editor: Travis Ference
Theme Music: inter.ference