SEEKINGBand to Join, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Banjo, Mandolin, Trombone, Upright bass, Cello.
I'm at my best improvising at the piano and my goal is to collaborate with other composers to create original pieces to record; playing out could also be on the table. The goal is to create/record 6-10 songs. Our style will be a mixture of jazz, latin, prog rock, neo-classical. Ideally, bandmates will be committed and act with kindness and professionalism – a healthy sense of confidence but w/o the ego. Being on-time; consistent practice schedule both together and apart. Familiarity with jazz, latin, rock, classical highly weighted. Each member will have compositions to contribute and can chart out their songs, themes or motifs in some kind of written form. Each of us will trade leadership roles depending on what we're working on and all will contribute ideas to crafting the songs. We'll practice what we've solidified on our own so when we're together we can polish existing songs and move on to create new songs rather than spending time learning/re-learning the songs. Each musician is adept in a few styles and is willing to take time on their own to learn new styles as fits the current song being worked on.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jan 31 2015
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
- Most available:
Pandora and WRTI are my main avenues to new music; Pandora stations currently: Samba Mix, Latin Music, Jazz. Below are some long past and current influences:
Genesis/Peter Gabriel, Synergy, Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Jean Michel Jarre, Stravinsky, Ravel, John Adams, Phil Glass, Angelique Kidjo, Sufjan Stevens, Bela Fleck, Royksopp, Francis Dunnery.
Jazz - Hiromi, Miles, Monk, Ahmad Jamal, James Farm, Peter Zak, Wynton Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Joshua Redman, Michel Camilo, George Cables, Philip Dizack, Dave Brubeck, Sergio Mendes.
Latin - Chucho Valdes, Eddi Palmieri, Tito Puente.
Bosendorfer 6'7" Grand Piano, studio gear - mics, pre's, Ableton Live, Native Instruments Komplete, Synths: Access Virus, Kurz2500, Roland RD-700 portable stage piano