I'm a 17 year old bass student. One of my buddies is a guitarists who goes all over competing in jazz competitions. What can I do to get this kind of experience? There aren't many other jazzers around me. In fact my school doesn't even have a jazz band so at times I feel like a lone wolf. Most of my inspiration comes from listening to the music. Still, I'd like a chance to compete. Anyone know of any events?