SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Harmonica, Flute, Dobro, Trombone, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion.
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:
- Member since:
- Jun 05 2010
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
- Most available:
Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Shelly Mann, Steve Gadd, David Garribaldi, John Guerin, Curt Cress, Bernard Purdie, Danny Saraphine, Tito Puente, Alex Acunia, et al.
- Other Percussion:
- Background Singer:
Yamaha drums, Zildjian cymbals, Latin Percussion(congas's, bongo's and toys).
Josie Year: 2010 Album: "Aja" Steely Dan Genre: Classic Rock
Recorded live at a rehearsal.
"Parisian Thoroughfare" Year: 1994 Album: Clifford Brown/Max Roach Genre: Jazz
Recorded in Chicago with Peter Roottan on tenor
My Imagination Year: 1997 Album: Gladys Knight Genre: Other
Recorded at Hindge Studios in Chicago with Rachel Cain on vocals.
"It's Alright" Year: 1997 Genre: Classic Rock
This was also recorded at Hindge Studios in Chicago with Rachel Cain on vocals and Howard Levy on Harp.
So Do It Wes Montgomery
So Do It Wes Montgomery Year: 2003 Album: jazz deomo's Genre: Jazz
A classic Wes tune recorded with Peter Rootan on tenor, Adam Kraus on bass and Michael Marotta on drums.
Zihuatanejo(playing conga's) Track number: 4 Year: 1991 Album: Rob McConnel's Big Band Genre: Jazz
I'm playing conga's.
Had Me A Good Woman
Had Me A Good Woman Year: 2012 Genre: Blues