[Dixielandjazz] Unwritten Rules - Stealing Gigs

Stephen Barbone barbonestreet@earthlink.net
Fri, 13 Sep 2002 10:14:09 -0400

Bill Gunter wrote: (concerning handing out cards at a "casual gig".

"But if you ain't got a future gig at the venue then it's fair game for
ANYONE and "loyalty" in such an instance has no meaning."

Hi Bill & List Mates:

How would the sideman know the Bandleader has no future gig at the
venue? Even if at the time the gig starts, there is no future gig, the
leader has a right to expect that there may well be one if the band
performs well. And the leader has the right to expect that sidemen will
not intefere by handing out their band cards.

Steve ("Loyalty" always has a meaning) Barbone