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    Is there a verb (expression, slang) to refer to a mini-show that a musician puts on when he is at a restaurant, for example, and unexpectedly he is invited to play or sing, and he does it?

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    Default Re: musician

    Brit, not a teacher.

    I can't think of a verb for this specifically, but there may be one.
    Maybe this helps:

    To gig = to put on a musical performance (a gig). Not necessarily impromptu though.
    gig - definition of gig by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia. (Sense 4)

    To do a turn = to provide entertainment, usually as part of a larger show, but maybe at a party.

    Hope that helps.

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    I think "impromptu performance" is a good choice.

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