[Dixielandjazz] a gig
bbiffle at swcp.com
Sat Mar 1 23:45:35 PST 2003
I know many of my listmates play in bands that play several nights a week - and have done so for many years. But, please indulge a "comeback" player in a little post about a great success.
I didn't play trumpet for 35 years. I did other stuff - musical stuff in the interim - but I didn't play trumpet for 35 years.
Tonight, I played a gig. A real gig. In a real band. With real patrons, real dancers, real fans.
This summer, I cajoled six other guys into playing Dixieland jazz with me. We went through five or six personnel changes, but finally got seven folks - including me - to agree to play a Mardi Gras gig tonight at the local country club.
I was privileged to have a clarinet player and a trombone player who've been around a while and who can really play. The rhythm section and I am a little less experienced. At any rate, we put three sets together and tonight we played a gig.
The folks danced, the folks sang, the folks clapped their hands. The folks loved it. They clamored for more. The management wants us back.
It's a great life! I'm in heaven. Thanks for letting me share.
Trumpet & Leader
The Duke City Dixieland Jazz Band
Albuquerque, New Mexico
PS: And - guess what? We got paid. Go figure!
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