June 12, 2004
I can't say it better than this man so I won't try. Please read this and then my addition to it below.
We presume too much for our musical heroes. We listen and then, it seems, we just know they're so good, we assume numerous fans feel the same way, providing at least enough artistic and economic support to sustain careers and keep that creative vision growing vigorously. This hypothesis may appear supported by a somewhat steady flow of recordings and sideman appearances, although they never seem to tour through your town. Presume nothing.
Taken from an interview with Marc Cary by Phil DiPietro in All About Jazz www.allaboutjazz.com
OK, so a lot of you write musicians and tell them you want them to perform in your town. OK, here's the deal; do not copy and exchange our material or download it for free! Go out and buy it! That will help to convince labels and booking agents that we are wanted. Then call your local clubs and booking agents and tell them to book us. Writing to us does not help. It just frustrates us as we are not in charge. We make the music, we don't book it outside of small shows usually in our own towns. We can't for several reasons. So do the above and help out.
Thanks and let's work together.
Meanwhile several shows are being put together in Italy for this summer so stay tuned for that and other dates. They do it right. Thanks to Chris Boulet and Voyage Show Agency for their help.