I do a solo jazz violin act using various backup music with a small PA system mostly playing swing standards and gypsy jazz. I currently do a regular show at Fortunato's in Woodinville, in the Seattle area. I also host jam sessions and round up players for pickup acoustic style gigs. There are many venues and events out there for a low budget operation and my main goal is to play a lot and round up a following in the Seattle area. I think a manager or agent that understands my capabilities and style and music would have pretty good success booking me around the area. The Jazz Network is one of the few places to ask a question like this, so thanks. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Much success!We are few.. but a definite growing reality!Fact...Every major Jazz Bandleader had a Jazz Violinist...IE...Ellington-Ray Nance,Basie-Claude"Fiddler"Williams,Sun Ra-Stuff Smith-Michael White-Billy Bang-Fiidla,and on and on..lets bring it back!
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."