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Like many of you, I am really bummed at seeing the end of live gigs - especially for the many amazing full time musicians among us. It's not just about the loss of money - but also losing connection with audiences and missing that special feeling of bringing joy to others through our music.
I recently drove by the Peet's coffee shop in Redwood City, CA where I used to regularly perform with other gypsy jazzers on weekend afternoons. Tragically, it was shut down as were all the other nearby establishments in what was formerly one of the most vibrant parts of the area.
I really miss playing out, miss hanging with my musician buddies, and miss the warmth of appreciative live audiences.
Any thoughts on how and when we restart live playing again? Food and drink places are starting to open, but I don't see any live playing yet.
Has anybody started to play out yet and, if so, how are you managing it?
Suggestions are much appreciated!!!