I played all the way through college (mostly lead in my college jazz band plus some small combos) then quit when I joined the real world. That was 15 years ago, but I'm back now. I wish I'd never stopped.
Anyway, I bought 2 horns in the last month and am starting to get my chops back. I'm shocked at how bad my range and endurance in particular are, but I can feel myself improving very slowly. I'll be joining a local community band in a few weeks and hope to eventually work back into jazz shape.
Happy to be here, and any advice is greatly appreciated!