Daniel Israel is Assistant Manager of Touring at New York City’s world famous Jazz at Lincoln Center, whose mission is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education and advocacy. Because jass is improvisational it celebrates personal freedom and encourages individual expression. Daniel is also a musical composer who has been a part of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop for over a decade where he worked with a lyricist to produce a number of musicals including Austin the Unstoppable. Prior to joining Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis, Daniel worked for almost 6 years as an artist representative, or agent, in the jazz industry.  Daniel graduated from the University of Rochester where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Music.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:

  • What the day to day life of an agent in the music industry looks like
  • How to turn your love of jazz (or music in general) into a career
  • What it is like to work with a national treasure (Hint: Jazz great Wynton Marsalis)
  • How to use your time as a college student to cultivate mentors in the music industry
  • How to apply to BMI Musical Theatre Workshop
  • What is Austin the Unstoppable?
  • What the process of writing a musical is really like

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