510JAZZ
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Keyboard.

ABOUT

I'm currently writing bossa nova songs, and I enjoy the art of composing melody. I especially enjoy taking my new compositions to jazz jams in the East Bay, South Bay and Peninsula.

In 2012, I founded the Wednesday night jazz entertainment program at Love First Slice Pizza in Newark. I call this event "Jazz The Slice", and every Wednesday, I book musicians from all over the Bay Area - to come and perform in our house band. Jazz The Slice has become the premier live jazz venue in the Tri Cities area. For more information, visit our page...
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During the spring and summer of 2012, I founded a jazz collective named "510JAZZ", and we performed as an 8-piece jazz ensemble at several parties in Fremont.

I have loved music since I was a child. My beginnings were in 70s and 80s rock and roll. Fromn 1980 to 1989, I performed with The KLA Players - a band composed of KLA Tencor employees, who practiced for two months and then perfermed at the annual Christmas Party. In the first three years I was the only vocalist. The last three years, we had 6 vocalists and I sang lead and abckup, and played alto saxophone with a three-piece horn section. Sax took alot of practice for me as I don't sight-read. This was a huge part of my music formation.

The next 20 years I sepnt raising a family. In that time, I had periodic fun with karaoke at parties and other events.

Last year I began attending the Music 16s voice classes at Ohlone College. This has been the most profound development for me, and I am loving it. I also took the Music 103 theory class, so sheet music is becoming less of a scare for me.

I love singing pieces from broadway musicals, jazz standards, 70s-80s rock, smooth jazz, contemporary jazz and bossa nova. I have a tiny bit of French, Spanish and Portuguese langauage skill, and I love to master songs in these langauages, in addition to anything in English.

Screen name:
510JAZZ
Member since:
Nov 20 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Antonio Carlos Jobim, Fourplay, Tom Grant, Michael Buble, Celso Fonseca, Steely Dan, Larry Carlton, Michael Franks, Astrud Gilberto, Chet Atkins, Les Paul - to name just a few...

EQUIPMENT

Can obtain as needed.