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Archives for March 2011

Congratulations JUNO Winner Kellylee Evans

Ottawa jazz vocalist Kellylee Evans says winning the JUNO Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the year “feels like flying!” Kellylee’s winning album was Nina, a tribute to renowned original jazz singer and black activist Nina Simone. Team members at Tom Jackson Productions met Kellylee last year when she attended two Tom Jackson workshops while […]

“I’ve Tried EVERYthing” – No…You Haven’t

I had a conversation with a young girl who has done multiple showcases for record labels. (She is still trying to “win the lottery,” so to speak.) I met her last weekend when I taught at Berklee College of Music. Everyone was really nice at Berklee, the professors are very sharp – it was a […]

Stretching Out the Good Parts

Following a Canadian event where Tom spoke to a group of musicians, Chris wrote in to tell us this: “Had to try to stay focused on walking carefully out of the Seminar so I wouldn’t get hit by a bus crossing the road… I was so engrossed in what Tom said, I wasn’t watching the […]

It’s You – Only Better

As Live Music Producers, we are misunderstood quite regularly. And until someone hears Tom speak, sees us work one-on-one, or watches Tom’s teaching videos, they’re usually confused as to what we’re about. Here’s part of a comment Tom received on his blog called Seeing the Music: “In some ways you are right on in getting […]

Tom Jackson in Ottawa, Ontario on 4/3/11


Grammy Nominated Bootcamp Alumni

Singer/songwriter Tarryn Smith – a recent Bootcamper who won a free recording session as a Top Performer at one of our 2010 events – was nominated for a 2011 Grammy award! Her song Expecting Good Things, co-written with Wil Nance and Steve Dean, was a nominee in the Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel album […]

Your Mastermind Group: Key Component For Your Success

One key thing I have learned over the past few years of attending workshops and garnering techniques from some of the world’s most successful people is: Those people did not get there alone. Success takes support and I will show you how to create a support group that can help you stay on track and […]

Francesca Battistelli CD Release

Congratulations to singer/songwriter Francesca Battistelli on the release of her sophomore project, Hundred More Years! Many of the new songs on this CD were inspired by the variety of personal experiences she’s had in the last two and a half years since her debut album, My Paper Heart. In addition to being Christian genre’s reigning […]

Tom Jackson in Winnipeg, MB on March 14


Don’t Fly Without a Net – Preparing for the Unknown

Artist Michael Averill wrote in about a recent experience he had at a restaurant gig. His comment got my attention and I told him I would let all of you know how he handled a bummer situation at one of his gigs and created a great moment! He writes: “I played a restaurant show one […]