I've been a student of the electric bass since the age of 10 and continue to present. I was extremely fortunate to study with 2 of the greatest bassist in the world,(Richard Davis from Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra and Walter Botti bassist NY Philharmonic). I made my living touring for a number of years with a variety of larger high energy show/funk bands including "The Toys". I've done quite a bit of studio work including jingles and Broadway commercial work. Many years playing 6 nighters in So. Florida, NYC/LI and Jersey shore area. I worked as a staff musician for 7 months on Princess Cruises in CA. playing 2 shows nightly. Tuff gig ;-). Bass teacher at the Original "Long Island Drum Center" in Merrick for several years, and several thousand weddings. Can be reached at: rjscollo at outlook dot com.

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Jul 09 2010
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Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week


Steely Dan, Tower of Power, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke, Victor Wooten, Lee Ritenour, John Patitucci, James Jamerson, Ron Carter, Richard Davis, Paul Chambers, Eric Clapton, George Benson, Larry Carlton, Harvey Mason, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker..............etc.

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Vocalist - Tenor:


69 Fender Precision with J pickup added between split and bridge, Sadowsky Metro RV4 HPJ, Godin Freeway 4, GK 800RB head, GK 400RB head, Carvin BX500 head, Hartke 3500 head, Ampeg PF 500 head, Ampeg PortaBass 250 head, vintage Acoustic 220 head. GK MB115 combo, Musicman 120/115B combo. Hartke Hydrive 115 cabinet, 2 SWR Goliath III 210 cabinet, GK BLX115 cabinet and JBL K145 cabinet. Tech 21 Chorus, Boss Flanger, and Octave pedals. Sennheiser E835S microphone