"A professional musician must approach gigs in a businesslike way. The thing is not only to get the call, but to get the call back. As a sideman, I am there to follow instructions from the music director and satisfy the artist. If I am the music director, my job is to make the artist comfortable and ensure that my team supports the artist musically and emotionally. I'm not there to jam. I do my job well, regardless of whether I am playing the easiest or the hardest piece of music. A true professional musician has the ability to play a triad, minor seven flat five chord, or even a sus sharp eleven with the same intensity."