You know like most wanna-be jazz players, I work on my jazz stuff but most of my work is in three piece horn sections for various groups. At times it can be OK but lately I feel like I'm just a stage prop. The guitar guy gets 1/2 the stage and the bass player the other 1/2 with a two hour mic check for the drums. Meanwhile the horn guys are stuck in the back shoulder to shoulder not sure if the microphones are even turned on and god forbid we ask for a monitor. Forget about solos - the sound guy has long left the building mentally.
I know work is work but I guess I'm at a point in life where I'd rather take the jazz solo gig once every 2 months. Maybe tomorrow I'll feel differently.