Tickets are now available to purchase online for the first two ‘Eat to the Beat’ events from Eventbrite (www.eventbrite.co.uk). I’m also trying to organise for local sales of tickets so watch out for updates on that.
Event management is not something I imagined myself getting into but here I am. I’m learning as I go along and finding that there’s a lot more to it than I’d first thought. I guess that says something about my nature. I am rather impatient. I also know that if I think too much about it and the challenges to be faced, that on balance, I’d decide not to do it!
Saying that, I’m looking forward to it and really pleased with the enthusiasm it’s being met with, with press and radio picking it up and more importantly, from people who are keen to come.
It’s a big risk taking on something like this but the climate for live music, and in particular jazz, is not great and I feel that the onus is more and more on the artist to create their own opportunities for playing and to try and find an audience who are interested in what they have to offer. Plus, I also feel that we have to work harder to build an audience for jazz. For some reason many people have a bad impression of what the music is.
So, that’s why I’ve decided on getting into the promoters seat and taking this out into more rural communities. Hopefully by offering more of an ‘experience’, a night out with food an entertainment, candlelight, etc, people who might not generally come out for jazz, will be more persuaded to.
Of course, as I said, I’m taking a risk. However, whether it works or not, it’s going to be another opportunity to learn new things!
I’m always keen to hear what people think so please drop me a line if you’d like to share your thoughts.
PS: Please check on what’s coming up by clicking on ‘Shows’.