07.31.18Paula Eastwood

Hi Bruce,
Blast from the past! I was just looking over the long-range schedule for GiG Performance Space in Santa Fe and came across your date there on Dec. 7. I live in Santa Fe, and have been here for over 20 years! I've performed in that space and Bruce Dunlap is a friend. It's a small, mini-concert space where people come to actually listen! I marked my calendar to come to GiG on Dec. 7 to hear the trio. So great to look at your website and read about your work over the past 20+ years. I'm looking forward the performance.
Take care,
Paula

06.13.18Dan Meinhardt

Hi Mr. Williamson,

I recently moved to NYC from Chicago and was given advice by a Broadway contractor to reach out to doublers in shows in which I’m really interested to try to build my network here. I played a good deal of theater in Chicago, so am familiar with the world. I've been a huge fan of the music from Chicago since I was a kid and have always wanted to play the show, so I wanted to reach out to you right away. I’d love an opportunity to meet, maybe audit a show, but mostly to get to know you and get your thoughts on the scene. Let me know if you think there’s an opportunity to meet!

Best,
Dan

05.10.18Scott Yanow

With Spring finally arriving, this is the perfect time to jump start your career.

 Jazz journalists are eager to discover and write about new music
 Radio stations are looking to update their playlists
 Clubs and festivals are booking talent for next year

It’s time to retool your website, have an up-to-date bio, and put out press releases about your new projects.

I can help.

During the past few decades, I have written about all eras of jazz and blues:

 Contributed to all of the major jazz magazines (Downbeat, Jazziz, New York City Record, LA Jazz Scene).
 Reviewed thousands of recordings and live performances (many of the reviews can be found on the All Music Guide and Pandora websites).
 Authored eleven books on jazz (most recently The Great Jazz Guitarists).
 Wrote over 800 CD liner notes.

My services include:

 Press biographies
 Press releases
 Liner notes
 CD reviews written specifically for your website
 Lists that are very valuable for independent artists who want to expand their musical career. They are available for various fees and include important journalists who review jazz CDs regularly, an International Jazz Festival List, Jazz Radio Station List, American Jazz Club List, a Jazz Record Label list and a list of Singers who are interested in trying out and performing new material.

For more information about my services, please feel free to drop me an e-mail and/or visit my website: www.scottyanow.com.
If you wish to send me a copy of your CDs to consider for review, my address is below.

Thanks for your consideration.

Scott Yanow
Jazz Historian/Journalist
PO Box 1220
Lake Hughes, CA 93532, USA
661-724-0622
scottyanowjazz@yahoo.com
www.scottyanow.com

05.01.18Charles Broussard

Hi Bruce,
I'm a flute, sax, and clarinet player looking to get into broadway. I studied with Jeffrey Khaner and Anthony McGill. Can we talk about getting into the buisness, subbing, etc.?
Thanks,
Charles Broussard

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12.20.17Abby Yoches

Hello, Mr. Williamson!
My name is Abigail Yoches, I am 15 years old, and am an aspiring musical theatre violinist. I recently found your information from broadwaymusicians.com, and was interested in hopefully finding some real world advice on getting in the broadway business as a musician. I currently live on Long Island, New York, and have plans to attend college in New York City as a major in violin performance. My style and personality has always been mostly musical theatre based, as I never really \\\"fit\\\" into the classical style that us as musicians are \\\"expected\\\" to conform to. I have been having a lot of trouble figuring out what I want to pursue in life through music, and I\\\'ve found that being a pit musician on broadway is what I\\\'ve found the most appealing to my style of playing. I currently play with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York, and have played in a numerous amount of pit orchestras locally. I also have many years of dance and musical theatre training under my belt as well. My true dream is ultimately becoming a pit musician on broadway, and I am extremely driven to achieve this goal. I was hoping, if you did not mind, maybe giving me some advice and some of your personal experiences in the theatre, and how you \\\"got your foot in the door\\\",perhaps. Thank you so much for your time reading this, and I hope your future and current success takes you far!

Most Musically Yours...
Abigail Yoches
(Semi-professional violinist, age 15.)
PS: My website is abigailyoches15.wixsite.com/mysite if you are interested, and I would be happy to attach my resume and headshots as well if you are interested! :)

12.20.17Abby Yoches

Hello, Mr. Williamson!
My name is Abigail Yoches, I am 15 years old, and am an aspiring musical theatre violinist. I recently found your information from broadwaymusicians.com, and was interested in hopefully finding some real world advice on getting in the broadway business as a musician. I currently live on Long Island, New York, and have plans to attend college in New York City as a major in violin performance. My style and personality has always been mostly musical theatre based, as I never really "fit" into the classical style that us as musicians are "expected" to conform to. I have been having a lot of trouble figuring out what I want to pursue in life through music, and I've found that being a pit musician on broadway is what I've found the most appealing to my style of playing. I currently play with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York, and have played in a numerous amount of pit orchestras locally. I also have many years of dance and musical theatre training under my belt as well. My true dream is ultimately becoming a pit musician on broadway, and I am extremely driven to achieve this goal. I was hoping, if you did not mind, maybe giving me some advice and some of your personal experiences in the theatre, and how you "got your foot in the door",perhaps. Thank you so much for your time reading this, and I hope your future and current success takes you far!

Most Musically Yours...
Abigail Yoches
(Semi-professional violinist, age 15.)
PS: My website is abigailyoches15.wixsite.com/mysite if you are interested, and I would be happy to attach my resume and headshots as well if you are interested! :)

11.17.17Pam Becker

Hello, David Balakrishnan (Turtle Island String Quartet) suggested I contact you for help. I am looking for their sheet music arrangement of Four on the Floor, produced on their Metropolis CD. My ensemble very much would like to produce it in concert, complete with the drum part. Please advise. Thank you! Pam Becker

11.17.17Pam Becker

Hello, David Balakrishnan (Turtle Island String Quartet) suggested I contact you for help. I am looking for their sheet music arrangement of Four on the Floor, produced on their Metropolis CD. My ensemble very much would like to produce it in concert, complete with the drum part. Please advise. Thank you! Pam Becker

09.25.17Jim Smith

Bruce.....
You may remember me from your visit to the Armour Foundation at Cave in Rock IL several years back. And I reviewed your Standard Transmission for All About Jazz. Anyway this past Saturday I heard a rerun on xmjazz of the recent performance by Fred Hersch and friends of the Walt Whitman work with Elling and McGarry. I remember thinking then how dynamic and supportive the instrumentalists were. Then at the end, I heard your name. I apologize for not knowing or at least guessing. Most impressive. And I expect Fred could have had anyone he wanted. Kudos to you. You have still got it! By any chance are you on the original 2005 release? Glad you are still making great jazz. Happy Birthday Thelonious Monk Oct 10.
Jim Smith
jameshsmithpc@gmail.com

06.29.16Asaf Blasberg

Dear Bruce Williamson,

My name is Asaf Blasberg and I am an independent professional videographer specializing in filming music concerts in the New York City area. I was looking at the calendar of events at Kitano Jazz New York and noticed that you will be performing live in concert with Art Lande on July 21.

I wanted to ask you if you could please be so kind as to ask Mr. Lande if he would be interested in filming this concert?

I would be so grateful for your help, since unfortunately his website’s contact form isn’t working, and I don’t have his email address I’m afraid.

Thank you so much for your time, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Asaf Blasberg
Web: www.asafblasberg.com
Email: asaf@asafblasberg.com
Studio: (646) 505-0706
Mobile: (917) 715-8755

05.17.16An Le

Hi Bruce, my name is An Le. I am 19 going on to 20 years old this year, 2nd of 4 years in my Bachelor of Music (Classical) degree at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Australia studying saxophone under the tutelage of Erin Royer and Matthew Styles. I've also recently joined the Western Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra to get my jazz chops up, to learn more. I've also taken up the clarinet and flute this year to prepare myself for anything that will come my way. I am writing to you because after a year searching my soul I realized I have to create a life where I'm working as a pit musician (on Broadway preferably although I would obviously not say no to the West End either). By the time I've reached 30 I want to be living in New York and by 35 be playing in the pit because I know I have to create a network to EVER get a job. And one of the ways I thought I should start was this, emailing someone playing in the pits RIGHT NOW. My dream show would be a revival of Funny Girl. I've recently been scouring the internet to find people who are living my dream to inspire me, to hear their story and I came across your name on a site saying you're working on Chicago at the moment. You have no idea how many questions I want to ask but I guess one that could cover them all is, "How did you get to where you are at the moment?" And maybe one other really important question for me would be, "Is this a realistic goal for me, as an Australian, to strive for?" I totally believe in my playing capabilities but it's just every other aspect that's freaking me out, such as getting a green card.

Hope you can take the time to give any advice.

Thank you so much for reading,

An

05.17.16Manfred Rentsch

Hi Bruce, as I have no correct e-mail from you, I hope that this mail reaches you. I should reach Art either by mail or by SMS. Do have any mail address of him ort Aubrey or his cellphone number.
I write you more about us here when I have you mail address again.
Hope you are fine. Here things are wonderful, just getting older thats all. Love. Many

04.09.16Scott Yanow

In today’s music world, it’s just as important to work on building up your career as it is to perfect your craft.

Are you working as often as you would like? Are you as well-known as you would like to be? Do you send out an exciting press release when you play an important gig or release a CD? Are there reviews of your CDs? Do you play jazz festivals? If your website isn’t up to date or your bio is old, it may be time to give it a fresh update!

I can help get you on track. My services include providing website content, press biographies, press releases, liner notes and CD reviews.

My credentials include writing about jazz for over 30 years, having contributed to all of the main jazz magazines, reviewed thousands of recordings and countless live performances. Many of my reviews are found throughout the All Music Guide and Pandora websites. I have also written eleven books on jazz.

I have compiled lists that help independent artists with their musical careers. They are available for various fees and include a Record Label List, important journalists who review jazz CDs regularly, an International Jazz Festival List, Jazz Radio Station List, American Jazz Club List, and a list of Singers who are interested in trying out and performing new material.

For more information about my services, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to helping you.

Thanks for your consideration.

Scott Yanow
Jazz Historian/Journalist
PO Box 1220
Lake Hughes, CA 93532, USA
661-724-0622
www.scottyanow.com
scottyanowjazz@yahoo.com

03.22.16Brian McMahon

Hi,
I am a fellow saxophonist living in the San Francisco area, and recently I tracked down your name as the sax player in many Julie Taymor film soundtracks. I've been a big fan of the music, and obviously have been particularly attracted to the sax parts. In addition to enjoying your musical choices, I've loved the sound you get on tenor, and was wondering what type of mouthpiece/tip size do you use (I particularly like the combination of edgy/warm sound). Many thanks! Brian McMahon/horizmm@aol.com

10.11.15Thomas Lawrence Toscano

HI Bruce, Don't have your email. Trying to contact you to schedule you for my show on WBTNAM...Am scheduling, other BC Faculty members as well. Send me and email let's see when you can come on. Oct/Nov. Thanks, Thomas

06.16.15Franck Robin

Bonjour Bruce.
I am the guy who works in the château of Versailles and who you met at the conservatoire of Versailles. Do you remember me ? As i was listening for "Big City Magic" once more, I just wanted to tell you that this record is great (I love your arrangements and it swings so good...)I also wanted to remind you that if you ever come back to Versailles, I would be pleased to organize a very special visite of the Palas for you and your friends.
Thanks for the music.

04.03.15Matt Hutchinson

Hi Bruce
Happy spring! This is one of your old piano students from Bennington...
I am living back in New York again (Queens) for the past year or so and working on getting myself back into the music scene again after being away for a while. I have been doing some workshops, lessons and sessions and feeling the progress and inspiration that NYC provides. I would love to get together with you for a session/lesson sometime this Spring if your schedule allows. I could easily come up to your place in Riverside sometime if you would be open to that. I also just played with my fellow student Alex Vittum a few weeks ago when I was in your old hometown of SanFrancisco! Hope all is well with you. Kind Regards, Matt

03.27.15Greg

I just bought Standard Transmission from Blue coast Records downloads. That last track Mysterious Moon is so frustrating! The shift in key was sheer genius, great improvisation then it was over! I don't know the provenance of the recording but I hope you can convince Cookie to reissue it in DSD or higher resolution. Great stuff.

02.05.15Peggy Stern

Hi Bruce - can you send me some info about the band, so i can put it on my website asap? Thanks, also, send me your telephone #, ok? xo, Peggy

03.12.14Scott Yanow

SCOTT YANOW
P.O. Box 1220
Lake Hughes, CA 93532
USA

March 12, 2014

Please excuse this form letter.

The content below provides information about my background as a jazz journalist/historian and the services I provide. I have been writing about jazz for 30 years, having reviewed thousands of recordings and contributed to all of the main jazz magazines including Jazz Times, Jazziz and Downbeat. I have also written ten books on jazz, most recently The Jazz Singers. As the Senior Editor for the All Music Guide for Jazz, I wrote extensively about a countless number of jazz artists and their CD contributions.

In addition to reviewing jazz and blues CDs, my services include writing CD liner notes (over 700 thus far), press biographies, press releases, CD reviews specifically written for an artist's website, and biographies/interviews for website content. Every artist needs a great bio and an informative website. All artists want more visibility which can lead to more CD sales, gigs and concerts. Every CD needs well-written liner notes. There is no point in putting out exciting recordings that few get to hear.

I have compiled two lists of important writers who review jazz CDs regularly. My journalist lists (names, contact information, email addresses), available for a fee, include one that has 35 writers and an expanded list containing 70 writers.

Other invaluable lists for sale include a Jazz Festival List, Jazz Radio List, a Jazz Club List and a Singers List. The Jazz Festival List gives detailed information on 200 jazz festivals in the US and internationally. The Jazz Radio Station List includes information on over 100 US stations that play jazz. The Jazz Club List provides extensive information on over 200 clubs in the US with pertinent information that includes websites and contact information. If you are a songwriter, I have a Singers List that includes 65 jazz singers who have expressed a strong interest in trying out and performing new material.

For more information about me and my services, please drop me an e-mail and/or visit my website: www.scottyanow.com.

Thanks for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Scott Yanow
661-724-0622
scottyanowjazz@yahoo.com
www.scottyanow.com

P.S. If you are on Facebook, you may want to join “The Jazz World," a discussion group filled with over 8,000 jazz musicians talking about current issues. Contact me or look up the group on Facebook if you are interested.

02.26.14Matt

Hi,

I've been trying to identify this unknown sax song that played on The
Weather Channel in 1996.

I was wondering if I could send you a clip of it to listen to. I thought you might be able to help me identify it.

Thanks
Matt

02.20.14John Malloy

Did you attend the University of Miami??

02.15.14Sparrow Roberts

Re: MUSICIANS RECOMMEND MUSICIANS IN AN UNPRECEDENTED ONLINE NETWORK

>>> Bruce

I work with seminal and brilliant but largely unknown artists (World Café's David Dye interviewed me about this for U.S. National Public Radio some months ago, in his Sense of Place series, www.xpn.org/world-cafe/sense-of-place/rio#1)...

To spread the word from where I am I developed a system whereby "my" and other unknown geniuses could, by the good offices of interested others, be heard, publicized and promoted in any region of the world.

This is something akin to crowdsourcing, so the more minds in the mix (in general), the better. To this end the program was expanded to include not only musicians across the board, but journalists and music enthusiasts.

What would YOU get out of it for your participation? The opportunity to selflessly help put musicians of your choice before more people. Additionally, the eyes and ears of others, unknown and very well-known, from far and near corners of the planet, roll through here. They will often enough settle upon you and what you do.

www.musicodex.com

- Randy "Sparrow" Roberts

My own codex page is at www.musicodex.com/profile/sparrowroberts.

"Non nobis solum nati sumus. (Not for ourselves alone are we born.)"
Cicero

"The MusiCodex is like a book; people follow recommendations from page to page and you never know how the story will end."
Sparrow : )

02.07.14Connie Kirk

Hi Bruce,
It\'s been a mighty long time, since we\'ve been in touch. How are you? I hope that you are doing well and successful. I founded a non profit in 2009 and planning to build a 2 schools in Uganda, East Africa. See website www.nasaru.org.

03.18.13mike wentz

hello,
i'm a big fan and that's why i listen all the time on the web,because that's all the means i have.please,please,please send a autographed cd.it would mean the world to me.thanks for your time.
mike wentz
941 sylvan ave.
davenport,ia 52803

01.28.13Stefan Bauer

Hi Bruce,
Stefan Bauer - vibraphonist. We talked for a minute at the Franz Hackel/ Zawinul concert a few months ago. Following up in delayed time . . . I'd love to get together and play a bit, eventually. I live in Brooklyn with a rehearsal room, have also access to the Bkln Conservatory for a room - or wheels to go.
Kindly let me know,
best
Stefan

10.03.12tom evans

Hey Cuz: I received your shippment Oct. first. Haven't got to the bottom of it yet but damn....what a delightful process along the way. You have single-handedly trebled the artifacts in our home with this one shipment....Please pass on our gratitude to your collaboraters.

Tom E.

09.24.12cuz tom

Dear Cuz Brucy: What a complete delight to hear your voice. I've been loving your recordings for so many years. I find myself in the dilemma that to improve my set up on alto...it will cost me more than the horn....I want a Meyer 5 but really want a Berg Larsen....probably dpesm't matter in my case as long as I keep blowing. Beware, both my sons have your co-ordinates and if I have anything to do with...and that be guaranteed....they will use them. My youngest....the alto player...is only fifteen. Johnny Walker just turned twenty-eight...but he is a guitar player and he plays loud. What am I to do. I'm looking forward to your package and wish you health and happiness. Do your students have any idea who they have as a resource....Didn't they compare you to Sonny..
love

Tom E.

09.13.12Tom Evans

Dear Cuz Bruce; I'd like to buy "Two and Fro" and "Sandunguero Sky" and paypal it. Maybe you've stopped selling on line. Am listening to Std Transmission as I write and damn don't you and Art have legs. T

07.09.12donnie coleman

Hi Bruce- I was thinking about you the other day and googled your name and listened to a bunch of your tunes. Congratualtions on such a marvelous career! Keep up the great work.
warmest regards,
Donnie

03.28.12Laura gates

Hey Bruceyman, on my iPhone without
Your address , hence the website contact. Question: are you playing in or near NYC Apr 12-20, or upstat or VT Apr 14,15? Love Laura

02.15.12Stefan Bauer

Hello Bruce,

beautiful hommage to Joe Zawinul yesterday night, good to hear you, too - I'm glad I made it, and even got to talk to you for a moment. As I said: should you ever consider some kind of a concert with Chuck Clarke's music, honoring him or anything in that direction - I'd love to do it, I feel indebted to him. Aside from that I hope we'll have a chance to play at some point (I got wheels, vibes, and or my nice rehearsal studio at home in Brooklyn (Sunset Park) and a room at the Brooklyn Conservatory, and I'd love to play.
best
Stefan Bauer

12.15.11Jacqueline

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12.05.11Jason Quaccia

Hello,I’m writing you to let you know about a free opportunity to help promote Bruce Williamson’s show coming up at the Jazzschool on 1/15/2012, as well as all of your shows in the future!There is a new site and mobile app called DeliRadiowww.deliradio.comm.deliradio.comIt’s a free online tool that is intended to help artists both promote their tour dates aswell as their music.DeliRadio has partnered with the Jazzschool to help promote all of the artists they work with and their upcoming events. We are currently creating a Station for bands booked at the Jazzschool and we would love to have your band included. All you have to do is go to www.deliradio.com and create a free profile. Once you sign up and link to Songkick, your tour dates will be automatically updated! It takes about 10 minutes total to set it up.Lastly, if you are interested but don’t have the time to make a profile, we can make one for you and turn the profile over to you. Just go to this link and grant us permission to create it.http://blog.deliradio.com/consentWe will build your profile and send you the login information as soon as we can!ThanksJason QuacciaDeliRadiowww.deliradio.comMobile App: m.deliradio.com

04.08.11Scott Yanow

SCOTT YANOW
P.O. Box 1220
Lake Hughes, CA 93532
USA

April 8, 2011

Please excuse this form letter.

The content below provides information about my background as a jazz journalist/historian and the services I provide. I have been writing about jazz for 30 years, having reviewed thousands of recordings and contributed to all of the main jazz magazines including Jazz Times, Jazziz and Downbeat. I have also written ten books on jazz, most recently The Jazz Singers. As the Senior Editor for the All Music Guide for Jazz, I wrote extensively about a countless number of jazz artists and their CD contributions.

My services include writing CD liner notes (over 650 thus far), press biographies, press releases, CD reviews specifically written for an artist\'s website, and biographies/interviews for website content. Every artist needs a great bio and an informative website. All artists want more visibility which can lead to more CD sales, gigs and concerts. Every CD needs well-written liner notes. There is no point in putting out exciting recordings that few get to hear.

I have compiled two lists of important writers who review jazz CDs regularly. My journalist lists (names, contact information, email addresses), available for a fee, include one that has 35 writers and an expanded list containing 75 writers.

Other invaluable lists for sale include a Jazz Festival List, Jazz Radio List, a Jazz Club List and a Singers List. The Jazz Festival List gives detailed information on 240 jazz festivals in the US and internationally. The Jazz Radio Station List includes information on 115 US stations that play jazz. The Jazz Club List provides extensive information on over 300 clubs in the US with pertinent information that includes websites and contact information. If you are a songwriter, I have a Singers List that includes 65 jazz singers who have expressed a strong interest in trying out and performing new material.

For more information about me and my services, please drop me an e-mail and/or visit my website: www.scottyanow.com (although the website does not always work for those who have a MAC).

Thanks for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Scott Yanow
661-724-0622
scottyanowjazz@yahoo.com
www.scottyanow.com

01.05.11Corey Hall

Mr. Wiliamson:

Hello!

I just reviewed "Standard Transmission" for jazzreview.com. I hope you get a chance to check it out.

10.19.10Pat Mulvey

Hey Bruce,

Love your new album downloaded it on E-music, I also wrote a rather nice review - which was easy because it is sooo good. FYI Your list of upcoming evens mentions that you are playing at Joes Pub in Brooklyn. Unless there is a Brooklyn Joe's Pub, the Joe's Pub that I know of is based near St Marks in the Public Theater in the Villiage. Hope to see you soon. Pat

09.24.10Gilberto Mineiro

Spreading in the state Maranhao, northwestern of Brazil

Hi Bruce! I would like to introduce myself. I'm Gilberto Mineiro, journalist, musical researcher and broadcaster in São Luís (an island in the northeast of Brazil which was founded by the French and later colonized by the Portuguese), where I produce and present a show radio called "Company of Music" about (Bossa Nova, jazz, new music, modern music, acid jazz, classical music, new age, progressive, blues, Brazilian Music, World Music, Ethnic Music and much more), in the university FM radio, and I write about the artists who send me their CDs and press releases in local newspapers in radio show. It would be a pleasure to me to be able to spread your work to my area audience. All I need is some press kit with CD and some informations about your work.
Thank you very much for the attention and interest. I will be waiting for your news.

Gilberto.



Send to Gilberto Mineiro

My address is: Rua Santa Rita, 664 - centro, Sao Luís - Maranhao

cep-65015-430. Brazil



Ps to hear my show radio at the university radio called "Company of the Music", go to the site: http://www.universidadefm.ufma.br / every Thursday, 8 pm, Brazilian schedule



Visit my link "Música em Companhia": www.elo.com.br (click on "Columns" after choose "Música em Cia") It's my words.