Hey all, I am looking for input on simple approaches to on stage monitoring in a primarily instrumental music set-up. I play in a 5 pc jazz/world music/funk band, typically with no vocals (although we do sometimes have a "guest" vocalist for a handful of tunes). We generally play at winery events here in beautiful N. California with an audience size of between 100 and 500+. It's a 70/30 split between indoor and outdoor venues. On the largest gigs (maybe 6 per year) there is a house provided PA for everything but bass and drums. We don't typically mike anything other than when we have a guest vocalist. Lately, particularly on the medium to larger outdoor gigs without PA, we have been having issues hearing each other clearly across the stage setup. At our last rehearsal we decided to look into a minimum stage monitoring set-up so those on stage left could hear those on stage right and visa versa. I'm thinking that we could get away with a small stereo mixer and two decent powered monitors; Run a DI from each amp to the mixer and do a stage left heavy mix for those on the right, and a stage right heavy mix for those on the left. The key will be a simple, straight forward approach that is easy to set up (as we have no soundman), and fairly cheap .. but basically effective for the needs. Also would like to keep it highly transportable as there is no band vehicle, just individual rides. We do know how to set up gear, we've all been playing for decades, it's just that I'd like to keep this as simple as possible. Anyone want to chime in and offer guidance. Thanks in advance for the consideration.