TBJ95: TEM Takeover Andrew's interview with Jeff Conner of Boston Brass by Pedal Note Media published on 2018-10-02T08:05:15Z TBJ95: TEM Takeover! In this crossover episode, we hear Andrew in conversation with Jeff Conner from The Entrepreneurial Musician podcast. Jeff Conner has performed in over 30 countries on 4 continents with his brass quintet, Boston Brass. Jeff talks about how they went from a college group playing small gigs around the Boston area to an internationally touring, full-time ensemble. Topics Covered: How he got a powerful Boston businessman to financially support Boston Brass The importance of having mentors that inspire you Perseverance being a key to success Not being afraid of the word no Networking being a longterm process Why developing your own brand is essential The book he wrote with John Laverty, The Porfolio Musician, in which they detail the careers of over 40 different musicians Links: Boston Brass Books: The Portfolio Musician: Case Studies in Success Want to help the show? Here are some ways: Help others find the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes. Show us some love on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Help us pay the bills (and get regular bonus episodes!) by becoming a Patreon patron. Show some love to our sponsors: The brass program at The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University and Parker Mouthpieces (including the Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke models.) Tell your friends! Original episode produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass. This version lovingly produced by Will Houchin.