Bobby Selvaggio is a recording artist and jazz saxophonist of the highest caliber and is on the verge of releasing his 11th album: Re:Invented – Live at the Bop Stop. Listen to Ep55 as Bobby shares how reinvention, paramount in his life right now, is shaping his original music and impacting the jazz and creative music programs he’s directing at Kent State University. Hear his thoughts on the artist as entrepreneur in the digital world, dealing with jazz labels, and how success is individually defined.
05:14s Re:Invented – Bobby’s new live recording, embracing re-invention
07:12s Being in the individualistic crowd and innovation
09:59s Arranging vs covering as an approach to popular music
12:32s Developing a jazz degree program at Kent State University
15:30s Learning to be a college administrator in the moment
17:37s Having a vision and making it happen as an entrepreneur
18:30s The difference between business people, entrepreneurs and artists
23:09s Revamping college music education and infusing entrepreneurship
28:27s Being a brand and social media
29:53s Practicing for improvisation not for repertoire
33:10s Casey Niestat as a creative reference point
34:02s Getting away from “this one gig” mentality and making it about who you are
36:29s Success as and individual thing
40:17s Northeast Ohio intriguing as a homebase
43:17s Re:Invented , the new live recording project concept
48:20s Pros and cons of jazz record labels
01:01:16s Coming to grips with understanding the effects of social media technologies
01:05:33s Keeping your craft together while being an artist / creative entrepreneur
01:11:20s Understanding the many paths of success
“You know being an entrepreneur you have to live in the business world but I actually think entrepreneurs are artists at heart.”
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