As a previous poster commented, most of todays music consists of a few guitars, electric bass, and drums/keyboard. The only trumpet player I have heard in a club in a long while is a local that justs sometimes sits in with the band. When I was growing up, my folks ran a couple of night clubs that featured live bands and trumpet players were often playing there. In fact, my mother once married one of them. (My father also played trumpet, so I guess she had a thing about trumpet players) A singer and his CD machine often is the music heard in cubs now. I used to play rodeos often, but now even the biggest one we have uses canned music instead of a band. Even in New Orleans, it seems most of the music heard along Bourbon St is rock with the guitars, etc. At one time, Dixieland was heard up and down the street, most using good trumpet players. A trumpet playing friend of mine who has a degree in music commented to me that his wife has one job and he has about seven, but his wife makes about twice what he does. I told him "welcome to the music business." Several years ago while I was spending a couple of weeks at the Armed Forces School of Music, one of the instructors who was a trumpet player was talking to me about a friend of his who played professionally and was at that time with the Harry James Orchestra. Considering all the expenses his friend had, this guy was making quite a bit more money and had 30 days paid vacation a year and complete health care benefits for him and his family. Making a living at music has always been difficult, and these days, with more and more really good players coming along, it is even more difficult. Music is a great hobby, but it can be a lousy vocation, unless you are amoung the very best.