Hello there! I'm new to the forums and i came here for insightful ideas and opinions on what's been on my mind. I'd appreciate as much advice and help i can get. I'm 17 and been playing sax for over 5 years and studied jazz for about 3. I'm currently graduating soon and i hope in a couple years to transfer to a school up in the big apple. I can't see myself doing anything else for a living besides playing music and creating it. I believe it is my greatest talent above everything else and i wish to pursue it seriously. But i have a religion that i can't do anything from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday. Now i know musicians are busy and stuff and i really want to make a living. But i can't accommodate to demands on those times.
I need insight on this? Could i still get gigs despite the time issue? will other musicians be willing to still play with me? I want to get experience and be able to support a family one day. It is my greatest concern i know there are many talented musicians and to the world I'm handicapped. I would like to know everyone's insght, criticism, support, and encouragement. Thank you!