Christian Merizalde


Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music, Clarinet, Harp.


The Talk:
I play guitar and drums (bass, latin/world percussion and a little piano too). I have a very good ear, good gear, chops, harmony/rhythmic concepts, musical manners and language for instrumental conversations, and a day job that allows me to focus on making music happen and not worry about having to make a living out of it.

Just moved to Jax and I'm looking to meet some local likeminded musicians (hopefully multi-instrumentalist) and see what happens. Contact me at: my full name at gee em ey eye elle dot cee oh em

The Walk:
Online at band camp and in you tube.

Screen name:
Christian Merizalde
Member since:
Feb 27 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


My music voice is a mix of my early roots (Rush, Zeppelin, Van Halen, etc.) with the harmonic, melodic, groove and rhythmic richness from music I mostly been listening over the last 20 years (Funk, Jazz, Fusion, Prog, World, etc.) and a touch of my Latin heritage influence. What I listen too: Weather report, Miles, Chick Corea, Bill Bruford and all the musician that played with these guys, and heavily into: Brian Blade's Fellowship, Chris Potter's Underground, Antonio Sanchez's Migration, Kendrick Scott's Oracle, Joshua Redman's Elastic Band, Nik Bartsch's Ronin, Eric Harland, some of the .abstractlogix label dudes, most of the cats in the "Icons among us" documentary, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Soulive, Vijay Iyer, Kneebody, Tigran Hamasyan, etc. Add a pinch of Gentle Giant, Genesis, King Crimson and a yearly fix of Dream Theater.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Bass Guitar:
Other Percussion:


Very good and cool guitars, drums, amps, pedals and cymbals.