Tips for Emerging Musicians and Bands

The second collection of highlights from JazzTimes‘ monthly Chops column features expert advice on a range of subjects from major names in the business. Christian McBride and Bria Skonberg talk about improving your stage presence; pianist Bill Charlap offers suggestions on how to play with singers; guitarist Joel Harrison guides you through the ins and outs of a recording contract; Chris Potter, Kris Funn, and Albert “Tootie” Heath discuss practicing; and producers Michael Cuscuna, Marc Free, and Al Pryor break down the process of working in a studio. Whether you’re a veteran or an up-and-comer, you stand to learn something useful from The Best of Chops 2.

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