[Dixielandjazz] Pay for Play

Mike mike at railroadstjazzwest.com
Thu Jun 7 15:33:04 PDT 2007

This is a very personal area that will mean different things for 
different people. For me it means the following:

1. I love performing music privately and publicly.

2. To prove the point that jazz is still alive and well among 
the youth.

3. You can't spend all of your existence in the practice room. 
What good is it to learn and practice if there isn't a chance to 
share & apply what you've learned? Performing in public gets 
better to more you do it. It's all a part of growth.

Gluetje1 at aol.com wrote:
> A. Some do gigs because of their need to do something in front of an  
> audience, earn money, etc. i.e., self-centric motivation.
> B. Others do gigs because they like to brighten the corner where they are  by 
> entertaining.  Group B can be educable and often learn through time how  to 
> indeed be entertaining plus earn more money.  Plenty of kitchen bands,  novelty 
> bands, and such who learn how to bring pleasure to audiences fit my  
> definition of quality entertainment.  Plenty don't -- if the whom they  are 
> entertaining is themselves. (See A above.)
> Ginny

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