So... After playing at the Montreal Jazz Festival in a HS Bigband, a lady came to the music teacher/conductor to ask him if some of us can play a gig. He directed her to us (3 friends and I recently established a jazz quartet just for jamming and stuff). So she said that we would be playing entertainment for a fundraiser against breast cancer. The gig is august 31st. She came by today to my house with 3 other people to judge our playing. She told us that there would also be a professional jazz trio with a vocalist, and that we would get one set of 30 minutes (which isn't a lot, but it's our first real gig, and experience is good) and they would have 2 sets of 30. Then we played the 4 songs that we prepared to show her (Take Five, The Chicken, Impressions and Chicken Scratch) and two more songs (Chameleon and Watermelon Man) just for fun that we jammed on because they wanted to hear more. We didn't play at our best because we didn't really have too much time to arrange and prepare, but it wasn't bad either. Anyway, after all of it, they told us that we could have all 3 sets of 30 minutes as long as we don't mind having that much and that we have enough music prepared. This is pretty cool, it will be my fisrt gig (not including ones with my HS). All the entertainment hired besides us is professional, there are going to be professional comedians and a DJ. It's pretty serious stuff. We aren't accepting any money though since it's a for a fundraiser, but I believe all the other entertainers, the catoror and other misc. things are being payed for what they do since it's ther job. It should be fun.