Hey there, So I've recently started a jazz standards trio with a guitar player and drummer. We're looking at playing some restaurant/coffee shop type gigs, background music essentially. I've been playing jazz for a good bit and am currently pursuing a jazz degree in college at the minute but I've never done a trio gig or any sort of residency type thing before so I'm a bit unsure on how to run it. I can imagine that people would get very bored with just straight-ahead, swing, jazz standards for two hours. A few ideas I've had so far to keep it a bit more interesting are: 1. Play various styles - So a few straight-ahead tunes, some bossa nova/latin tunes, some funk tunes, that kind of thing. 2. Switch up who plays the melody - have the guitar player play most, but the bass play some 3. Vary drum solos - normal drum solos, trading 4s, 8s, having hits over a drum solo 4. Vary intros and outros Other than that I can't think of many ways to vary a set. I'm just scared that it would become very boring for the general public. Any help at all would be appreciated, thanks in advance!