Gig is slang for a musical engagement in which musicians are hired. Originally coined in the 1920s by 
- “Set (i)“, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd Edition (via Oxford Music Online), accessed February 2, 2011.
- ‘Gig’, Grove Music Online ed. L. Macy (Accessed 6 Oct 2007), <http://www.grovemusic.com> – Included in R. S. Gold: A Jazz Lexicon: an A-Z Dictionary of Jazz Terms (New York, 1964, rev. 2/1975 as Jazz Talk)
- gig, pg.6 The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed. 1989. Oxford University Press. 6 Oct 2007
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