May 12, 2022
Like many jazz musicians today, trombonist Nick Finzer's success has come from working in a number of different capacities over a long period of time. There are his recordings and performances as a leader, and again as a sideman; his teaching, giving lessons, owning and operating his own label, and writing instruction books,
In his first Music Business book, Create, Connect, Repeat, Finzer reaches out to fellow musicians and unpacks his multifaceted approach to building an audience with work that matters to you. This might include finding sustainable practices for sharing your life’s mission, and finding creative ways to monetize that work across the multitude of platforms that are available to artists in 2022 and beyond.
At its core, Create, Connect, Repeat is designed to offer creatives a blueprint to success that focuses on both creating and sharing. It focuses on the generosity of artistry, creativity, and vision. It focuses on building one step at a time and focuses on finding one fan at a time and building the life you’ve been dreaming of.
Podcast 902 is my conversation about the book with Nick Finzer, as we discuss why he decided to share his outlook with others in written form, and artists he holds up as examples of those who have built and audience slowly, over time, We also touch base on his latest CD, Out of Focus, which combines quartet recordings with solo trombone interpretations. Musical selections from Out of Focus include "Single Petal of a Rose."