SEEKINGAccordion, Cello, Upright bass, Steel guitar, Bagpipes, Trombone, Vocalist - Alto, Dobro, Fiddle, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist, Mandolin, Banjo, Other, Flute, Harmonica, Background Singer, Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin, Other Percussion, Drums.
I am a classically-trained, professional-level violinist (but no longer make my living from playing). I have been seriously studying jazz for years, and now this is my main focus. I am looking for musicians to form a jazz chamber-music group for musical exploration, and to perform and record (I am not able to do extensive touring due to other professional constraints).
My musical influences include (among many others): Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Bartok, Stravinsky, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans. Among my many teachers are Jascha Brodsky (violin) and Ron Thomas (jazz).
My musical paradigm—the sort of music that I want to play—is Bill Evans: deeply-rooted in the classics, lyric, soulful, effortlessly-swinging (unfrantic), post-bop modern jazz.
I am looking for musicians who are:
• Ensemble players: able to musically “read minds.” This is essential.
• Creative and musically sophisticated.
• Willing to give and receive criticism for the sake of the music.
• Willing to experiment.
• Willing to put time and energy into woodshedding.
• Willing to put time and energy into finding performance opportunities.
Please contact me if you are intrigued.
“Most musical problems can be resolved by playing softer and listening harder.”
- Screen name:
- Christopher Brooks
- Member since:
- Sep 26 2010
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
Bach, Beethoven, Bartok, Stavinsky,Miles, Coltrane, Bird
excellent violin, viola, pickup