Ep. 39: World-Class Composer Fills His Plate With Pragmatism

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Richard DeRosa received a Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Composition in 2015 for his big band composition “Neil”. He is a tenured full professor and Director of Jazz Composition and Arranging at the University of North Texas. 

Mr. DeRosa’s most recent project was Joey Alexander with Strings where he served as conductor and arranger. The concerts premiered at Jazz at Lincoln Center in October 2018.

Since...

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Ep. 35: NY Actress Derails The Starving Artist Stigma

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Melissa Robinette was born into the circus and spent her early days traveling on the road. Immeidately after high school she left her small town in Northern San Diego with her first union card and sailed around the world performing on cruise ships. In 2002 MelRob came to New York city, booked her first audition and never looked back!

Currently Melissa lives on an organic farm in Astoria, Queens, New York with her husband, 2 recue...

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Ep. 34: Australian Composer Achieves Lofty Goals & Raises Big Money

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Toshi Clinch is a renowned Australian arranger, performer and educator currently located in Melbourne, Australia. His works have been performed globally in Europe, America, Asia and Australia by artists such as the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey Big Band, Dick Oatts, Danilo Perez, James Morrison, various X Factor and Australian Idol finalists, West End vocalists, and many other ensembles. In 2016 Clinch graduated with a degree...

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Ep. 32: LA Guitarist Takes Calculated Risks While Touring The World

 

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Sean Hurwitz is a multi-talented musician, producer and song writer. Originally from Israel where he started as a session guitarist and sound engineer, he worked with all the top artists. This inspired him to reach for even greater heights in the international music scene.

Sean is passionate, energetic and generous of spirit as a guitarist, bassist, producer and writer. He is ever the consummate professional whose trademark...

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Ep. 30: Songwriter Finds Confidence & Abundance Mindset

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Jordan Coffing is a well established vocalist and songwriter in the DFW metroplex, her style is evocative and captivating, playfully finessing even the most sophisticated melodies, all the while displaying a tone that is lush and compelling.

Coffing attended the world renowned High School For the Performing and Visual arts in Houston TX and holds a degree in Vocal Jazz Performance from the internationally acclaimed University of...

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Ep. 29: Chicago Musicians Uncover 300+ Income Sources

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Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan are musicians, authors, journalists, public speakers, instructors, and consultants. Their recently released book, Making Money With Music (Macmillan), shows musicians how to tap over 100+ revenue streams, grow their fan base, and thrive in today's music environment. They also wrote the The Indie Band Survival Guide (1st & 2nd Editions, Macmillan), The DIY Musician (Random House), are columnists at...

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Ep. 28: LA Guitarist Applies Financial Upbringing To Life & Music

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Rosh Roslin, is an LA based guitarist, drummer, producer and tech. A graduate with honors from musicians institute bachelor’s program. Both on and off stage and in the studio and preparing for tours, he has worked with Andy Grammer, Def Leppard, Melissa Etheridge, Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa, A Perfect Circle and a host of other artists. 

After playing trumpet throughout school Rosh picked up the guitar and became part of the...

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Ep. 27: Director of Finance Builds Grassroots Music Career

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Bree Noble is a recognized expert in the music business community known for helping DIY musicians to build their fan base, to become more creative and productive, and to make consistent income from music. Besides being an in-demand speaker, award-winning Podcaster and founder and host of the annual Profitable Musician Online Summit, Bree has traveled the path of a struggling singer-songwriter herself and understands first-hand the...

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Ep. 26: Guitarist & Educator Seizes Once In A Lifetime Opportunity

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Corey Christiansen grew up in a musical family. His father, Mike Christiansen, started teaching him guitar at the age of five. Corey spent a lot of his youth learning the guitar and music. After high school, Corey received his bachelor’s degree from USU. A year later Corey left for Tampa Florida to study with legendary jazz guitar educator, Jack Petersen. In 1999, Corey received his master’s degree from the University of...

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Ep. 24: Bassist Supports Family, Buys Home & Monetizes Instagram

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Born, raised and currently living in DFW TX, Jacob Smith is a local top call Acoustic and Electric Bass player.

From 2007-2011 He attended the University of North Texas and played in the prestigious One O'Clock Lab Band. From 2011-2013 he was a member of the late Bob Belden's fusion group, Animation. He recorded the album "Transparent Heart" with them, and toured America, London and Spain. He also has performed with artists including...

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