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The Jazz Network Mentoring

Musician, Educator, Producer Ron Kearns shares his wisdom regarding presenting yourself independently to the music marketplace.

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Latest Activity: Jan 8, 2012

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Comment by Jo Hogan on June 17, 2009 at 9:59am
"Each one reach one" Thanks for sharing your tips.
Comment by Joani Taylor on May 13, 2009 at 12:30am
Thank you so much for all that you have shared.
You are truely appreciated.
With my warmest regards
Comment by Jaijai Jackson on May 13, 2009 at 12:19am


MENTORING--IT’S EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS

Over the last year I’ve been offering mentoring advice to those who may not have known where to find answers to common music business issues. It wasn’t because I knew all of the answers, far from it, it was and is because I was taught “each one, reach one.” There is no reason for others to suffer the consequences for bad decisions due to lack of experience if I can share my experiences to help them avoid the pitfalls of this business.

It is because of this I’m writing this my last regular mentoring article. Each one of us has something to offer others by way of gig experiences, travel problems/tour planning, contracts, clubs, etc. With over 5,000 voices in this network, every one of us can and should be a mentor or advisor. It’s not just up and coming artists who need help. Artists on the east coast need information from artists on the west coast. Do you know of a club in your area that features music like you’ve heard on another member’s page? Can you help hook them up with a venue or festival? Can you offer advice as to how to approach a particular club or booking agent? Mentoring comes in all shapes and sizes. If you’ve had life experience, you can be a mentor.

One of our youngest members, Mikayla, is a mentor because of her experiences from interviewing seasoned professionals. Her age does not disqualify her from offering valuable information. Of course, we as older members should reach out to younger musicians and students to help them preserve this music we love. Irrespective of the style of jazz we perform, there are some common concerns that all performers share. You’d be surprised at how significant something you take for granted is to someone who is starting out in this business. Here’s an example, European airports generally require a lot of walking so you need to be prepared for that. You may know that but someone on their first European trip may not. I’ve always been surprised by how some of my passing comments are as important as information I’ve shared in articles written to address a given problem. Each of us has had an experience while traveling that others would find helpful. Saxophone players discovered how important a flight case is once overhead storage was discontinued on most planes. Loading your horn into the baggage storage area of a plane is a major source of separation anxiety. I watched a friend almost stroke out when he showed up at the airport with a gig bag and then find out his horn was no longer a carry on. Fortunately, he was able to leave his horn behind and secure a horn in the city we were traveling to.

Use the forums in this network to share experiences that will mentor others. As I said earlier, there are over 5,800 in this place. Each one, reach one; each one, teach one. I’m still here, feel free to hit me with any questions my experience will allow me to answer.

THE JAZZ NETWORK WARMLY THANKS RON KEARNS FOR HIS EXPERTISE IN ALL FIELDS OF MUSIC AND IS HONORED THAT HE GAVE US SO MUCH INCREDIBLE MENTORING...HE'LL BE BACK (WINK)...WE LOVE YOU RON!!!
 

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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.

I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.

My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."

Let's be audacious, my friends!

Buster Williams

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