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Tom’s next bootcamp for singers and band!
CCM is happy to announce the addition of a column
just for all you musicians out there—Performer’s
Edge. Renowned live music producer, Tom Jackson
will pitch in each month to give worship leaders,
band members and anyone else who might be on
stage at some point practical, subtle, yet powerful
advice for increase of confidence, authority on-
stage and the “wow” factor.
Who is Tom Jackson?
He’s worked with everyone from Casting Crowns and
Francesca Battistelli to Jordin Sparks and Taylor Swift.
Add to that Jars of Clay and Gloriana and it’s easy to see
why Tom Jackson is the number one live music producer.
If that title sounds foreign, think of it like this—Tom
creates on stage what a producer creates in the studio.
With his live music methods, he helps artists develop their
show into “unique memorable moments.” His shows are
engaging, above and beyond audience expectations and
instrumental in creating fans for life.
While Tom regularly conducts workshops and
performance bootcamps, he knows that there are many
who are out of proximity, out of a budget or otherwise
unable to attend. To that end, he created a series of DVDs
for people just like you and me to watch, learn from and
implement on our own timetable.
Ten minutes into Stand and Deliver: All Roads Lead to
the Stage, I had already gleaned some incredible advice
to plug into a performance of my own. The structure
is simple enough—an artist performs a song “as is.”
Then, from intro to verse to chorus, Tom walks the artist
and audience through the process of editing a song for
live performance, working the stage, working the mic
and various other elements to give the performer the
authority. The other DVD, Music Makeover: Turn Off the
Stars, contains a similar approach, but with a full band.
The transformation from start to finish on each DVD
was impressive, yet accessible. Perhaps more suited for
the title “live performance coach,” Tom’s approach makes
seemingly impossible or, at the least, uncomfortable
performance elements that make artists like U2 and
Taylor Swift unforgettable, approachable.
The changes are subtle. The learning curve not steep.
But within an hour, a monotonous, slightly boring
performance is not only better... its unforgettable.