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The Touring Musician: A Small Business Approach to Booking Your Band on the Road by Hal Galper

Hal Galper, A jazz professional for more than forty years, Galper has performed and traveled with some of the greats, including Chet Baker, Cannonball Adderly, Art Blakely and other giants.

Is there enough work out there? Can I handle life on the road? Why would anyone choose a career as a bandleader? Where do I fit into the scheme of things? And why can"t I get a gig? These are questions many jazz musicians and band leaders ask themselves. There is no one answer. The author Hal Galper dispels some of the common myths about the music industry, and provides solid advice needed to take control of your career. He inspires the musician that it is possible to make your dreams come true, and to make headway through the complexities of the music business.

Throughout the book, Galper has included techniques and experiences that he himself has encounter as a jazz musician. The author shows how to apply sound business practices to band travel by evaluating assets, creating an action plan, researching, negotiating and booking venues.

This book offers invaluable information to musicians, educates and strengthens them to take hold of the reigns of their careers.

About The Author
Galper is known internationally as an educator. His theoretical and practical articles have appeared in Downbeat magazine and he is a member of the faculty of the Mannes College of Music at the New School University. He has won a Grammy nomination and a Grammy for his recording with the award winning Phil Woods Quartet and Quintet, was awarded a Distinguished Alumni Award from Berklee, and has been a recipient of special assistance grants from the National Endowment of the Arts and the New School of New York. He lives in Cochecton, New York.Hal Galper, A jazz professional for more than forty years, Galper has performed and traveled with some of the greats, including Chet Baker, Cannonball Adderly, Art Blakely and other giants.

Additional Info

  • Book Title: The Touring Musician: A Small Business Approach to Booking Your Band on the Road
  • Author: Hal Galper
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publishers
  • Year Published: 2000
  • Book Type:: Non-Fiction
  • ISBN: 823084299
  • Rating: Five Stars
  • Number of Pages: 250
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