My name is Jacob Miranda, aka (Cubby), Professional Bass Player/Multi-instrumentalist, and Music Producer out of San Diego. As a freelance artist, I am involved in many projects, they come and they go. I chose this path as to build my networks, and play a variety of styles. It is hard for me to commit to one band as many bandleaders are contacting me weekly for my schedule. The ideal employer understands the demand to make a living in San Diego and always has second and even third call musicians. I also deal with these issues when I hire out my own musicians. That is the nature of the beast these days.

As much as I love playing bass, and making music, I also enjoy business. This means managing. If I had the time I would do both, however my schedule is only so flex. Just know, when you hire me, you are hiring more than a musician, you are hiring the total package OCD machine. I pride myself on not wasting time, and bringing quality to any SERIOUS project.

My featured music is off my self produced album, Enlightened Intentions ( find it in iTunes). I curated the whole album, and perform it live with my own band and as a solo set. Catch me out! Reach out to me, network with me.

Screen name:
Jacob Miranda
Member since:
Sep 30 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:


Jazz- John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, Paul Chambers, Gershwin, Joe Pass, Red Mitchell, John Scofield , George Benson, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Bola Sete, Astrud Gilberto, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Jaco Pastorious and Weather Report, Kamasi Washington etc.

Funk/Soul- Jamiroquai, Soulive, Lettuce, Brass Connection, The Isley Brothers, Chaka Khan, Parliament/Funkadelic, Stevie Wonder, The O' Jays, Kashif, Al Jerraut, The Meters, Prince, Turkuaz,

HipHop/RB- MF Doom, Nas, Gang Starr, J Dilla, Madlib, DJ Premier, Quasimoto, The Roots, Badu, Jill Scott, Mos Def, Common, Ski Beatz, Dr. Dre, Pete Rock, NWA, D'Angelo, Del, Kiefer, Decap,Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, NWA, Maxwell, Ro james, Beatnuts, anything off Stones Throw Records.

Rock- Mars Volta, The 1975, NERD, Stereo Lab, Incubus, 311, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, Faith No more, Mr. Bungle, Cream, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Every Time I Die, Minus the Bear, Santana, Hendrix etc.

My Bass influences are not really important, bass is just my instrument of choice.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Vocalist - Bass:
Rhythm Guitar:


I have downsized my equipment..

(G&L was founded by Leo Fender before his passing, his final perfected instrument/ George Fullerton and Leo Fender , G&L, you won't see many play these instruments, but they are the truth )

G&L L-2500 Fretted 5 string Bass
Fender Mexican Telecaster
Aguilar Enclosures 2 (GS 112)
Aguilar AG700 Amplifier