SEEKING

Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Trumpet, Saxophone, Trombone.

ABOUT

I have been in Chicago for a year now, working as a piano teacher and gigging musician. I do some playing with bands, but am mostly working the piano bar circuit as both a solo act and with dueling pianos.

Right now however, I am starting my own project. The vision is to play New Orleans-influenced Blues and RnB with my originals sprinkled in. Think Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, and Professor Longhair, but then expanded out to guys like Randy Newman and Otis Spann. I play piano and sing and have a drummer committed, but am in search of an electric guitarist and bass player to fill out the group. It would be a huge bonus if they could also sing harmonies. From there, horns may very well be added.

We use a very nice and free rehearsal space in Evanston with mics and a PA. The goal is to record an album, play some local gigs (1-2 a month), and have a good time doing it!!

If interested please reach out...

Screen name:
Greg Jacks
Member since:
Sep 24 2015
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Stevie Wonder, Allen Toussaint, Randy Newman, Dr. John, James Booker, Billy Preston, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Otis Spann, Jon Cleary, Professor Longhair, Earth Wind & Fire, Frank Zappa, and many more.

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Background Singer:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha CP4 keyboard, Nord Electro 2 keyboard, 2 stands, Roland KC-350 amp, Sennheiser microphone, C Harmonica, Kazoo, Squire Electric Bass, and PRS Electric Guitar

MUSIC