- Member #
- Member since
- 10 Sep 2009
- Last activity record:
- Active within 1 week
- Instruments played:
- Other Percussion, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer
- Blues, Jazz, Funk
- Screen name:
- Fridley, Minnesota, 55432
- 27 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
- Most available:
- Other Percussion:
- Background Singer:
I am a full-time pro keyboardist. Play all styles of piano, but lately jazz, funk, fusion, r&b, rock (all genres/decades), blues, gospel, and Celtic folk. Attended McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul for Keyboard Performance. I have had additional private study* with Jackie Okoh (classical), Tom Hunter (blues), Nachito Herrera (jazz & Latin jazz), Laura Caviani (jazz & theory), and the late great, Bobby Peterson (jazz & theory). If I'm not gigging, or in transit to a gig or rehearsal, I'm practicing 16-7.
Me? Primary keysman in 13 Twin Cities bands:
The Shadows (50s rock/pop)
Dee Miller Band (blues)
Snak Attack (urban funk/jazz)
Kenny & the Bastids (jazz)
Willie Walker & We R (contemporary & classic R&B/blues)
Fergus Plinko (Americana/Celtic)
Sonic Jones (jam band)
Manguito (Latin jazz/salsa/bossa nova/tropical)
The Tesfa Combos (jazz)
Rare Medium (jazz/fusion)
The Henchmen (alt rock/psychedelic)
Karl B & the Soul Surgeons (funk)
No Limits:The B Side (contemporary & classic R&B/blues)
Currently also perform as a sub or add'l player with:
Big Toe & the Jam (variety), Diane Ristrom (Christian/seasonal), Dan Ristrom (funk/rock/urban), The Eclectics (variety), Dan Kusz Band (urban funk/jazz), Al Hudson (r&b), and Acme Jazz Co. (big band).
Available and open to all genres.
Previously played in these bands:
The Phat Four (fusion), Hopkins High Jazz One (big band), NIK NYC (hip hop), M Theory (rock & soul revue), UST Jazz Ensemble (big band), Jeff Wenberg (rock), Prior Avenue (classic R&B/soul/funk), Roger James Quartet (jazz), 8 Switch (rock/funk/r&b), Love Deluxe (Sade tribute).
Available as a session keyboardist and have references available from several engineers and producers. I also contract w/ St. Paul Public Schools as a music director / accompianist every year since 2007.
Can be contacted at: tulgeywould@earthlink . net (-spaces)
Marcia Ball, David Benoit, Dave Brubeck, Michel Camilo, Laura Caviani*, Ray Charles, Chick Corea, Jamie Cullum, Claude Debussy, Dr. John, George Duke, Danny Elfman, Hiromi Euhara, Donald Fagen, Vince Guaraldi, George Gershwin, Herbie Hancock, Nachito Herrera*, Tom Hunter*, Bob James, Yoko Kanno, Alicia Keys, Mike Kindred, Chuck Leavell, Michel Legrande, Ramsey Lewis, Tanya Maria, Kieko Matsui, Bruce McCabe, Les McCann, John Medeski, Memphis Slim, Thelonious Monk, Ennio Morricone, Jelly Roll Morton, Bobby Peterson*, Oscar Peterson, Ricky Peterson, Billy Powell, Billy Preston, Professor Longhair, Ravel, Greg Rolie, Joe Sample, Horace Silver, Chester Thompson, Hiromi Uehara, Chucho Valdéz, Tom Waits, Steve Winwood, Stevie Wonder, Mitch Woods, Joe Zawinul
Currently use a Nord Stage 88, Roland FP-3, MicroKorg Synth/Vocoder, Korg Triton LE (for string arrangements) JBL Eon2-15s for performance.