Tag: Tiger Speak

  • A Farewell to the Band I Built

    A Farewell to the Band I Built

    All bands come to an end. Tiger Speak’s bandleader shares everything he’s learned and what he’ll carry on with him into his next project.

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  • 3 Lessons in Band Leading from 3 of Our Favorite Bands

    3 Lessons in Band Leading from 3 of Our Favorite Bands

    Managing your band well is a juggling act, like walking down a staircase with too many groceries in your arms. It’s way too easy to trip, drop everything you’re carrying, and wind up in a sodden pile on the floor. You’ve got to deal with interpersonal relationships, a competitive market, creative differences, and the general […]

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  • Learn How to Build a Better Band This Thursday in NYC

    Learn How to Build a Better Band This Thursday in NYC

    This coming Thursday, it’s all about the band at Black Bear Bar in Williamsburg. There will be amazing music, interesting conversation, and top-notch networking, all focusing on navigating the ins and outs of running an amazing band in today’s music landscape. We’ll have an hour of conversation on DIY band management followed by music from The Brighton Beat, […]

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  • Musicality and Improv at Tiger Speak’s Hip-Hop Jam

    Musicality and Improv at Tiger Speak’s Hip-Hop Jam

    Carter Lee and Michael Summer are the minds behind Brooklyn’s Playground Sessions Hip-Hop Jam and its host band, Tiger Speak. The concept behind the jam is an intriguing one — a live band, complete with vocals, horns, and a rhythm section, plays a set of music tributing a hip-hop legend and then the stage is opened up […]

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  • Jared Yee on What Makes the Best Solos

    Jared Yee on What Makes the Best Solos

    There aren’t many musicians who are able to balance organic emotion and technical prowess in their playing. Most of us lean in one direction or the other. However, in the time I’ve known him, I have never seen Jared play a solo that wasn’t equal parts instinct and practiced skill. As a performer, he is […]

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