SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Harmonica, Flute, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro.

ABOUT

Playing/Reading music over 45 years. Have played in all styles of music. (Rock, Funk, Blues, Jazz, Country, Classic Rock, Big Band, Broadway Style Musicals, etc.)
Other talents: Own and operate a full digital/MIDI recording-editing-mastering studio. Transcribing and arranging musical scores.
I'm looking for a gigging or at least near gigging situation two or three times a month. Lower Fairfield or Westchester County would be ideal, but will travel for the right situation.
I was in a local Blues band for over 10 years, plus I played several times a month at a lounge Jazz hotel gig on upright for over 23 years, so you know you can count on me to be there! Also was recently in a local Classic Rock band playing a mix of 60's to 80's music. Played for a year with a local Big Band reading and playing upright..
I also occasionally play the local theatre pit band gig and have played in Big Bands (On either upright or electric bass), so I'm a fairly profeciant reader and can follow musical score & directors.
I also record & produce local artists so if I join a band I would be able to provide you with the means to get a decent demo. (I recently recorded & produced a second CD for a band that I play with several times a month.)

Screen name:
Jamersonnut
Member since:
Jan 29 2012
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

God... There are so many to mention since I've been playing so long. I guess if there's one bassist who still mesmerizes to this day it would be Motown Session bassist James Jamerson. Other influences would include WIll Lee, WIlton felder on electric, George Mraz, Charles Fambrough on upright, but really any good bassist (famous or local) can really be an influence on me.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Moderate
Upright bass:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Zon 5 string basses, Veillette Mark IV Fretless, Fender Bass, Samuel Shen Upright (Acoustic), NS Electric Upright, SWR, Crown & Pearce, Warwick, Avitar & Acoustic Image amplification.

MUSIC