SEEKINGBand to Join, Upright bass, Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Other Percussion, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Vocalist.
I started playing when I was 12 and stopped when I was 32 to get a "real" job. For several years I was playing weddings, teaching private lessons, playing clubs and doing recording studio work. I took a long break when I had a child. Now I'm practicing again regularly and have gotten the rust off my chops.
I like playing jazz of all sorts, many forms of rock, funk, fusion, Latin, R&B and more. I'm looking to join a band for fun and to play out when possible. I'd also be interested in doing recording sessions as I read music well. I studied at the Haddonfield Convservatory and The Curtis Institute while in high school and at the conservatory at Oberlin. I spent years studying with the great avante garde jazz drummer Andrew Cyrille and some more time with Tommy Campbell.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- May 16 2012
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Just for Fun
- 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:
Too many to count. An easier question might be: what hasn't influenced me?
Tama 9 piece double-bass drumset. I can bring just the right number of drums to any gig. Lots of Zildjians all around. LP Conga drum and bongos.
Depending on the week, I can play gigs from 1-3 times.
I'll include a photo of myself and my set soon...
Pour it On!
Pour it On! Track number: 6 Album: Poetic Injustice Genre: Alternative
Pour it On! (The Coffee Song). Too bad this wasn't picked up by Maxwell House (hehe). Definitely a java anthem. I could see lots of happy house wives and business men wired on caffeine and singing this song in a commercial for your favorite brew. I always enjoyed the homage to Jimi Hendrix: "Hey son, where are you going with the joe in your hand?"
Blame the Victim
Blame the Victim Genre: Alternative
This song pokes fun at the self-righteous right-wing by pretending to identify with some of their outrageous ideas: "I just blame the victim." "Don't be old, don't be poor, don't be black, don't be gay."
What a Waste
What a Waste Track number: 4 Album: Poetic Injustice Genre: Alternative
"What a Waste to feel these things for you." Ever been dumped, but can't quite let go? Yeah, it sucks. "Everything is fine, fine, fine, you piece of shit..."
Do The Nerveball
Do The Nerveball Album: Live gig at 1st on 1st in NYC Genre: Alternative
Ever have too much caffeine, coke and meth -- all at once? Here's your song...