You guys seem to be fairly in touch with the buisness of music, so I've got a few questions to ask from the perspective of a minor. I'm 15 years old right now, and I quite love music. I'd really like to start playing out more, but I'm having a bit of trouble. Main trouble is, many serious bands don't want to play with me because of my age(The reason I hear most is liability and trouble from venue owners). The ones that DO want to play with me tend to be farily useless and suck/never go anywhere. Perhaps I should add that I'm into jazz and old school funk, which is not terribly popular among musicians of my age group and demographic, so there aren't really other minors to play with. This also limits the networking aspect, due to the fact that I'm not playing at all other than little parties and such. So, to the real questions: First off-how much trouble would I really get from a bar/club/other venue manager as a minor who's in the band, especially if I'm the only one? Also-I've been thinking about trying to go for some "freelance" style work, doing musical productions, sub work, etc. Am I going to continue meeting a similar fate there of being too young to get any work? Any other advice would be welcomed, I'm just trying to get an honest opinion on how older musicians feel about playing with young guys, and the problems I'll encounter trying to play the music I love(As opposed to playing bad generic rock).