Author Archives: Matt Eve

Why Musicians Can’t Dance

There is a strange phenomenon in the world of musical arts, and that is the mysterious inability for musicians to move their bodies in a graceful manner in response to music. The closest I’ve ever seen to a dancing musician was a guy playing the ukulele while singing and riding a unicycle (incredibly, he didn’t

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Just a “Gig”-olo

How Far Are You Willing To Go To Play Professionally? In an era when modern tastes and technologies are undermining live entertainment at an astounding pace, today’s jazzer needs to be more adaptable than ever just to get by. One day in the early 1980s, I got a call for a gig. The sweet young

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