SEEKINGBand to Join, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Keyboard.
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...
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.
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- Member since:
- Nov 20 2010
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
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...
Can obtain as needed.