I'm a jazz pianist living in Pittsburgh for the past 3 years. I'm always looking for places to listen to jazz or blues or lounge singers, etc. My vocal trio, The Blue-hots, is eager to perform around town.
These Omni Hotel guys used myself and another singer to audition for 2+ hours for that job (we didn't know we were trying to replace Negri). Who makes people audition for 2+ hours? That's a gig, not an audition. Unpaid.