Jay Gavin


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Funk is my favorite music, but I also love music that could be called Blues, Jazz, Reggae, Rock...whatever you call it; as long as it grooves. My playing is akin to that of Dennis Chambers (Parliament, Santana, Steely Dan), or Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band)....but DEFINITELY with a dash of Bonham (Zeppelin) and Stanton Moore (Galactic) thrown in for good measure. Which is to say funky, groove-oriented, intricate, yet powerful and *solid*.

I am currently in local Vegas band "Catfish John". We are Grateful Dead tribute band, and that has been dominating my time. I'm always interested in meeting new players, but my free time is limited. Just to set realistic expectations. I'm fantastic as a sub or sit-in, but likely cannot join any new full-time projects right now.

Screen name:
Jay Gavin
Member since:
Sep 21 2005
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:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Yamaha Recording Custom drums (8,10,12,14,22) Pearl Sensitone, Yamaha Recording Custom snares, or my FAVE, the DDrum thick-walled Stainless Steel with Wood Hoops. Zildjian A & K Custom Dark cymbals.