JGT editor and guitarist Bob Bakert misses the audiences and his many musician friends during this challenging time.
As the editor of Jazz Guitar Today, I take great pride in getting out weekly and playing in front of live audiences. I was a professional musician for over 15 years and I just love to perform. My weekly gigs give me a good reason to practice, keep my chops up, and a chance to work on new tunes to play each week. I love it! Since I do not rely on the gigs to make my living, the initial effect of being “shut down” was an annoyance but I felt it was necessary for the common good. Not to mention to protect my health.
BUT!!!!!!! It’s finally getting to me…
I haven’t played in front of a live audience in months. In addition to working on interviews and articles for JGT to burn off the energy/angst, I have been hiking and biking (the gym is closed). This is great but I really miss the
I love my dog Zac and he is a great comfort, but I really miss “you guys”…!