cedar Posted September 6, 2016 Share Posted September 6, 2016 A little while ago, I was asked to play at a restaurant/club gig. It was very laid back. We essentially played a variety of jazz and funk standards. Aside from the leader (who invited me), I had never played with the musicians before and we did not have a set list. It turned out to be cool because everyone could play. We were essentially background dinner music, though a handful of people were paying attention. Anyway, during a break, I was chatting with the restaurant manager, who told me about all of the different groups they booked. I was tempted to ask if they might be interested in booking a jazz trio I lead, but I refrained from doing so. Would it have been acceptable for me to solicit work for one group while playing as a sideman for someone else's group? Does it matter if the groups are similar or play similar material? I suppose the simple answer is just to ask the person who hired me if that would be cool. But I am curious whether there are some unwritten rules here and how people here would generally handle the situation. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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