My jazz group consists of a bunch of enthusiastic grey hairs with no serious delusions about our greatness, or lack thereof. We've done two gigs. One as the only jazz group in a night filled of rock and blues, and another at a low-key neighborhood bar/grill, where we will be returning at the end of the month. So far so good. Not long ago, I responded to a bulletin board posting seeking bands, and got some interest from the booker. It turns out that this club is (or was) hallowed ground. Several of my bandmates feel that we are unworthy to take the stage. I'm not so certain. The guy doing bookings was looking for weekend acts to bring in 30-40 people. I told him that might be high for us, how about weeknights? We are both now looking at Weds or Sundays at the end of August. My view is that you should never turn down a gig because 'you feel unworthy' relative to bands or players that sometimes play there. As long as you haven't misrepresented yourself and your following to the venue, everybody should be happy. If the venue is happy filling the place with 20 or 30 of our friends on a weeknight, should our own artistic quality control nix the deal?