April 11, 2017 @
Hi- I work at the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture at Duke University. We have an annual event that honors the life and legacy of Mary Lou Williams. This year it will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 3 pm – 5pm. We were hoping to book you as a vocalist. It pays $500 and we would need you and a pianist for two 45 minute sets. Please let me know if you are able to participate.
April 19, 2017 @
Thanks so much for reaching out. I would love to be a part of your event, as I’m a huge Mary Lou Williams fan, but I will be in California that week. I’m so sorry that I can’t make it, but I hope you’ll keep me in mind for any future engagements. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime. Thanks again.