SEEKING

Band to Join, Accordion, Cello, Upright bass, Trombone, Dobro, Banjo, Flute, Harmonica, Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin, Other Percussion, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - General.

ABOUT

My name is Michael(8473090383) and I have been playing drums for over 37 years and latin percussion for 20. I have won several performance awards including an award for OUTSTANDING RECOGNITION IN JAZZ PERFORMANCE from the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival, a first place award in a drum set competition in high school and I have also received a BA in music education and an MA in jazz performance from Roosevelt University in Chicago. I have played numerous live/studio gigs backing singers/instrumentalists. I have performed with Jackie Alen(Blue Note artist), Randy Brecker(Brecker Brothers) Rachael Cain(vocalist, owner of TRAXX Records), Howard Levy(renowned harmonica player), Ole Riise(guitarist, jazz/rock fusion band Into The Blue), Kraig Kenning(national award winning slide guitarist) and played in Souled Out, a horn funk/soul band from 2002-04.

Look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you.

Screen name:
congamike
Member since:
Jun 05 2010
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Shelly Mann, Steve Gadd, David Garribaldi, John Guerin, Curt Cress, Bernard Purdie, Danny Saraphine, Tito Puente, et al.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha drums, Zildjian cymbals, Latin Percussion.

MUSIC