I am mortified and no longer afraid of speaking my mind.WE are so stuck in a jazz loop, where the same peop-le play week after week etc. that we have to resort to "tribute bands". This is lack of creativity and laziness.
There is no support between people in the community, no new ideas. That;s why it fell apart. I am sorry for Tony, because he ws one off the nicer guys in jazz circles, but I dread what will happen.
Someone said to protest....aren't we a bit late???
I have never been treated so rudely by fellow musicians
than lately, and I know it;s because I am not in this "Diva" club All this does is narrows the field more.
I completed a CD where I played and sang everything.
I did the orchestra arangements, as well as the songs,
and I consider my intensity as much as a Diva than someone who gets up and sings sometime the same songs, and I no longer am going to pu up with not being allowed to sit in or having to audition for people I plaued with for years and know damned well what I can do.
Anyway I had to say this. I feel lost because THERE IS NO SUPPORT, ONLY COMPETITION and someone eto lose....and it won.t be me?