The Coolest Gig , Ever I was just pondering the exceptional combined experiences of this group. So Iâ€™ll ask the qesustionâ€¦What has been your coolest playing experience ever! Was it jamminâ€™ with some really cool cat? Marching at the Macyâ€™s Day Parade? Playing for a VIP? Iâ€™ll share mine. About a year ago, I was staying at the famous Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN. The entertainment for our convention group was a Dixie Band that was displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The group had a Piano, Drummer, Bone, Trumpet, a Clarinet. They were performing in the open air up on the roof (where the Ducks have their Penthouse) It was a beautiful night, the drinks were flowing, and the band was hot. One of the guys in my Company is an old Trumpet Pro, and I ended up on the riser with him and a horn. Keep in mind that I had not been playing for YEARS. Well, the band got us in to a "call and answer" jam session that went on for what seemed like an hour! In reality, it was a good 20 minutes. People were all gathered around, and cheering us on. Thank God, I don't think anyone got a sound recording of it! Anyway, it was an awesome experience that will probably be never repeated. It is actually what got me thinking of getting a horn and playing again. I know there are better stories out thereâ€¦whatâ€™s yours??