My first payed gig!!!!

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by scream machine, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. Satish Robertson

    Satish Robertson New Friend

    Apr 26, 2006
    Jersey City, NJ
    My first paying gig was just over a couple months ago; Saturday, April 1st to be exact. It was with contemporary jazz heavyweight & former Lionel Hampton protegeé Jason "Malletman" Taylor and his band and we played at this private affair (it was a suprise birthday party) in Stoney Point, NY.

    I had a blast sitting in with his band on a previous gig last summer and so when he called me this year offering me a paying gig, I felt like a Jamaican seeing the snow for the first time! Anyhow, our repertoire ranged from smooth jazz staples ("Breezin", Mr. Magic") to R&B/ funk classics ("Boogie Wonderland", Sweet "Sticky Thing"), to Malletman originals. We played it all from Patrice Rushen to Luther Vandross to Janet Jackson and we really rocked the house. I can't figure out how I managed to play as well as I did what with all the BEAUTIFUL women lined up on one dancefloor! Lol

    At the conclusion of the gig I was handed a check for $70 :cool:. That was an awsome experience that I shall always cherish. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Malletman.
  2. Joe DiMonte

    Joe DiMonte Mezzo Forte User

    Apr 30, 2006

    I'm retired and was neither a trumpeter nor a musician.
    Familiar with the Buddy Rich (a Brooklyn native) tax story ?
    When called to appear in tax court, he explained to the judge that every penny he made he made on the road :D

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