3rd Sep 2011, 4:34am
Composing and piano supremo Hawkins talks about travelling—the 50-80% portion of work in music.
Why 50-80%? Well, assuming each gig in jazz and improvised music is just under two hours; for the majority of gigs, each is an hour to get to [as a train user, I'm thinking more of people who drive—it takes me longer]. So I think a musician would travel two hours to play for just under two hours. It takes up a lot of time.