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How To Make Your Own Jazz CD-- and not go broke! Guest clinician: Mark Winkler

  • McLennan Ave Granada Hills CA (map)
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$60 - 11:30 am to 3:00 pm. Deposit required. Please contact Cathy

My guest MARK WINKLER has produced or co-produced over 15 CDs, and that experience has taught him what works and what doesn’t, what to spend your hard earned money on and what to say “no” to.

Some of what he’s learned is quite surprising. This one day workshop covers everything from song selection to choosing the correct recording studio and songs to distributing your CD.  Most importantly, he will show you how to position yourself to get noticed in this new streaming and downloading“internet world”.

Today, every artist can make their own CD. But that doesn’t mean:

1.     It will get noticed

2.     Be Good

3.     Not cost the artist an arm and a leg


You will get lots of handouts on “best and most economical studios”

Full outline of everything covered

Timeline of making a CD

What to do after making your CD- printing and distribution of cds, getting on Itunes, Spotify and Apple Music, licensing of tunes.


Mark Winkler is a platinum award winning singer/lyricist who has had over 150 of his songs recorded and/or sung by such artists as Dianne Reeves, Randy Crawford, Steve Tyrell. Sara Gazarek, Liza Minnelli, Bob Dorough and Lea Salonga. In addition to co-producing most of his Jazz CDs, he has produced the CDs for his musicals  “Naked Boys Singing!” and “Play It Cool”. He has also produced CDs for Dolores Scozzesi, Lauren White, Joanne Tatham, Tom Culver and Jeffrey Gimble, as well as a Chart topping Jazz CD by Barbara Morrison “Sunday Kind of Love”.