GrooveItSweet
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Band to Join, Piano.

ABOUT

I play music because I enjoy it - a "Professional Hobby". People seem to appreciate what I bring to the table, but not every situation is the right fit... I have a full-time day job and family. Music is in my blood, I am committed to the right situation, but not more committed than I am to my family, present job, and the Lord (not necessarily in that order)...

Jazz - straight ahead to fusion. Love the progressive style with a deep groove (think ocean boat hull vs flats boat hull). Love (and play) Steely Dan. I read music (charts and notes), compose a bit, good ear, and can contribute BGVs. Have played and enjoyed playing in big bands, combos, recording, and producing. Looking to form or join a band that has jazz/fusion/R&B roots; no drugs or booze, family oriented. Desire 1-2 gigs per month (give or take), preferably festivals and special occasions. Worship ministry events also desired.

Locally, I've played at the Straz, the Mahaffey Theater, Tropicana field, Coachman Park, many other event centers on bass and guitar, depending on the need. Longstanding jazz gig at the Vines Bar & Grill in Orlando; church- and restaurant friendly.

Screen name:
GrooveItSweet
Member since:
Apr 13 2014
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Dave Weckl Band, Steely Dan, Paul McCartney, Abraham Laboriel, Stanley Clarke, Phil Keaggy, Charlie Peacock. Tuck & Patti, Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton, Chicago Transit Authority, many personal musician friends that I have collaborated with directly over the years; too many others.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Upright bass:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Bass: 6-string fretted & 5-string fretless, ESP, Pedulla, GK, Eden, Crown, JBL, Carvin, Boss, Shure, AKG, et al...

Guitar: Fender Strat, Crate Classic 30, Fender Super 60, foot pedals to tailor the sound as needed and for the event. Guild acoustic.

MUSIC