This is a guest blog article I wrote for Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts:
It’s no secret that making a living as a jazz musician is a tough road. The economic landscape seems bleaker than ever: streaming music royalties pay fractions of a penny, jazz venues keep closing, musicians are willing to play for free, and only 2% of the population listens to jazz.
Despite what most people tell you, it is possible to thrive as an independent musician in the new economy. And I will introduce you to a few remarkable artists who are.