Saturday, May 06, 2017

Networking session on music, business to make debut at annual Borneo Jazz

The Borneo Jazz will for the first time conduct a networking session on ‘Jazz and Money – Do They Mix?’ at the Ruai Bar in ParkCity Everly Hotel in Miri this May 13, scheduled to commence at 2pm.

This session will be facilitated by international music producer Patrick Lee-Thorp.

According to the organiser, the event provides a platform for aspiring professional jazz musicians to gain input from a seasoned expert on the reality of pursuing music as a career, focusing on the jazz music industry.

Topics to be featured include the ups and downs of making a living out of music and the international jazz scene over the past 20 years.

“The session will give opportunity for the guest jazz musician to share his opinions and experiences with the participants on the challenges faced by professional artistes in the ever-changing business landscape of the music industry,” it said.

Lee-Thorp is currently based in Hamburg, Germany and has over 30 years of experience as a music producer and publisher.

He created a South Africa-based record label Mountain Records in 1980, which has released records by local acts such as David Kramer, Robin Auld and Amampondo.

He also established a sub-label known as Sea Records based in Europe, which has released non-label South African acts such as Brenda Fassie, Philip Tabane and the Soul Brothers, as well as international acts like Tony Bird (USA), Janvier Honfo (Benin) and Celso Fonseca (Brazil).