SEEKING

Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Upright bass.

ABOUT

I've been playing gigs since 1973. Went to music school where I studied music theory, counterpoint, composition & arranging, graduated, went to another college to continue my interest in audio recording and media production, earned a BA there. I wrote and produced jingles for a few years, made use of the first Mac computers to sequence MIDI sources SMPTE locked to analog multitrack tape. Won a national award for a Red Cross PSA campaign. All this time, played gigs, singing and playing drums, soul music and blues and funk and country and jazz. Worked around the Seattle area in the 90's in groups led by some semi-legendary regional Northwest bandleaders, as well as some my own groups. Kept on recording and writing and producing my own stuff. Played with or warmed up for Nationally-known artists like Paul Butterfield, Charlie Musselwhite, Lonnie Mack, Ramsey Lewis. I love jazz fusiony drummers, jazzy blues and soul singers, ironic evocative songwriters; that's what I'm made of. Call Dave at 512-820-7539.

Screen name:
david1115521
Member since:
Feb 23 2016
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Blues, Soul, Jazz musicians and producers: Fame and Stax and Hi , their rhythm sections and writers and artists. Joe Zawinul, Becker & Fagan, John McLaughlin with Billy Cobham, Tony Williams, Allan Holdsworth. Zappa. Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, Buddy Miller, Lowell George. John Scofield, Kenny Garrett, John Abercrombie with Jack DeJohnette, Miles with the 60's quintet, the electric Miles, some of the master Saxophonists: Sonny, Dexter, Getz, Cannonball, Dolphy, Wayne, Trane, Brecker, Ornette, Pharaoh. Kurt Elling, Mark Murphy, Eddie Jefferson; Marvin Gaye, Darryl Hall, Al Green, Delbert McClinton.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Drums:
Expert
Keyboard:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Drum kits : '66 Slingerlands, '73 Pearl Artists, '95 Keller-shell Custom. '07 Yamaha Beech, '15 Gretsch. Great collection of snares and cymbals. Yamaha S90. Home recording studio with mics out the yin yang. Complete PA/monitors.

MUSIC