I am so stoked!!
Just thought I would share this with you all. Not that it is important or really relevant to this forum. but it was something I felt I needed to share.
I JUST got back from playing a very small jazz gig. I was asked by a sax player (very good) I knew from school to play a gig with him today. We played at an opening of a new Art Gallery in Galena Illinois. Anyone who as been to Galena will know what I mean about it. It is a very artistic and cultural town. WITH LOTS OF galleries and shops.
Though I hadn't played jazz piano in a while and had lost whatever "swing" I had, once we started playing, it started to come back. I think it helped that we weren't the main attraction and were there to add ambience and atmosphere. The pressure that would normally accompany a normal gig wasn't there.
The sax player who asked me was doing it for a friend, who was putting on the show, so it wasn't a paying gig, but we had a tip jar. People were very generous with their compliments and their money. wahoo!
It was just exhilarating to be playing again - though I was a terrible nervous wreck before hand. (I always get nervous. I would rather NOT play, but create it.) but tonight was fun. Truly fun.
Now that I have all these classic standards in my head, I want JABB.
Ok - I'll shut up now
Have a great rest of the evening!!