Those who perform music for a living love their work and are dedicated to it. They spend long hours perfecting their abilities and reviewing their performances for errors. Whether they are vocal artists or play an instrument, their life is the music. Many musicians have practice during the daytime hours. They spend their evenings performing for audiences. This leaves very little time for them to relax. Fortunately, there are places where they can go and listen to other musicians play music for them.
Jazz has often been called the musicians’ music. This is because it is a form of music that depends upon each member of the band adding their own unique music to the piece being played. Even when the same song is played, it never sounds quite the same as the musicians find new elements to add to it. When musicians want to relax, jazz is often their first choice. Many jazz bars stay open late for those who want to relax after their own performances. These bars are considered hang outs for performers.
There is something infinitely relaxing about most jazz music. Whether it is the deep sound of the cello or the smooth tunes from the saxophone player, the music has a mellow feeling most of the time. While not a regular part of most jazz bands, the electric violinist can add emotional tones that cannot be duplicated by other instruments. All the while, the soft beat of the drums keeps everyone on the beat.
Having a place to relax after work is important. For musicians, spending time with those who play a different type of music can change their entire outlook on the day. Music is a very competitive business and few are lucky enough to get their big break. If they don’t, they are always welcome at the local jazz bar.