Why You Need Band Members Who Are Also Your Friends

In 2017, my wife and I adopted a baby boy. But adoption involves a lot of fees and such, so we went to our community to ask for help.

So I played a bunch of fundraising shows, and I normally don’t love playing concerts.

You see, I’m not a huge fan of performing. It doesn’t come naturally to me. I’m an introvert, so having eyes on me induces fear.

But one thing helped make each concert super fun and extremely successful: my friends who played in my band.

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Ben Saylor’s #JazzClones

Ben Saylor, a multi-instrumentalist and teacher of music, started something he’s dubbed #JazzClones. And it’s marvelous.

He videos himself many times over, each time singing or playing a different part. Other artists, like Jacob Collier, have done this before. But Saylor nails it.

Check out these videos to see what I mean.

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