By now those who have been following me should know how bad I am with staying engaged on social media. It’s not that I don’t like Facebook, Instagram and their likes or that I chose to be a web hermit, don’t get me wrong. What repels me is the way these networks are designed to work; their algorithms make you visible only if you commit to posting constantly and if you publish something new only when important you’ll be left at the margins and not be seen even by your own friends So what happens is that you might have thousands of contacts and be very excited to post some great news only to see no reactions.
Back in July our [NYEC’s] Michael Feinberg published an article titled 5 Things I Wish I Was Told in Music School. That turned out to be – by far – the most viewed post of our blog, which made us realized that musicians out there are particularly interested in learning from others’ experiences.
Coming from that perspective we decided to make a Jazz Masters series where we ask notorious jazz musicians to share their “Five Things I Wish I Knew as a Young Musician.”
It took quite a while but it’s finally here. What you see is the fruit of my hard work, so I hope you like it!
I’ve added a couple of new sections to the website, including the “Meditations” page where I report things that other people said…and feel so cool about it.