FDBlue
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Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Alto.

ABOUT

Very experienced, older guitarist looking to form a jazz/blues duo with an experienced (pro or advanced level) female vocalist to do a range of jazz/blues-oriented music to include jazz standards, jazzy blues, Latin jazz and some R&B/popular songs that might fit the repertoire. I would also consider working with someone with less experience, or experience in other genres if the ability, maturity and voice are there and the chops and feel for jazz (and blues) are there as well.

I'd like to work toward gigging at least once or twice a week and am looking for someone dependable, who can commit the time to rehearse and gig regularly and for whom music is a priority, not a hobby.

It's been a long time since I've gigged, but I used to play full-time for a living, have played many different musical styles, and have also been teaching guitar for a number of years, currently teaching around 30 students.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you! Fdb1014 at G Mail dot com.

Screen name:
FDBlue
Member since:
Jun 15 2018
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

My guitar-playing influences are many and varied and include Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix, Pat Metheny, Chuck Loeb, Pat Martino, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan Tommy Emmanuel, Grant Green, Joe Pass and more.

I like the vocal styles of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Cassandra Wilson, Eva Cassidy, Joni Mitchell ( her early years), Sophie Milman and more.

Here is short song idea list, not written in stone, but to give an idea of what I might like to do:

Autumn Leaves
'Round Midnight
You Don't Know What Love is
You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to
Beautiful Love (Sophie Milman)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
As (Stevie Wonder)
Overjoyed (Stevie Wonder)
Fragile (Sting)
Insensatez (Jobim)

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Mandolin:
Moderate

MUSIC