SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Saxophone, Piano, Vocalist - Alto, Upright bass.
I’m just another dude who can play.
I'm polite. Honest and I don't waste time.
If we are a fit? I will dive in with you..
..and if we aren't?
I will move on with a handshake.
I play traditional Archtop jazz guitar mostly..i play solo gigs and I have done duets with other guitar players and horn players ..if you are a vocalist and you think you might be interested in the jazz idiom hit me up! I would love to back you like Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass or Tuck and Patti...I've been dreaming of doing that for thirty years!
I play solidbody guitar in the fusion genre.
I can play shred lead or rythm guitar in the metal genre..mainly straight thrash or old school death metal..
I play electric bass in blues, fusion and R&B genres..I can play soul and neo soul bass too..I don't have the right hand for playing guitar in these genres though.so bass it is!
I play saxophone too..I can read and play Tenor or Alto in your horn section.
I can sing quite well..and have sung lead as well as tenor and baritone in back up singer situations..
If interested hit me up and I'll come check out your scene!
- Screen name:
- Jason Paul Curtis
- Member since:
- Oct 12 2018
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Most available:
Paul Masvidal/Jason Gobel
Paul S. Denman
"Blue" Lou Marini
Erik "A K" Knudson
- Vocalist - Tenor:
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
- Vocalist - Baritone:
- Upright bass:
It's like a paint box..you know?
You use whatever colors and brushes you need for the painting you are currently creating..
I guess to actually answer the question?
Jazz gets played by me mainly on a Heritage Golden Eagle.or a Gibson L5 (someday I'm gonna get a Super 400 though!) Through a pair of Crate G40's or a 1X15 Randall combo to approximate the "Wes through a Standel" sound..or a Fender Deluxe,Super or Twin Reverb.
Fusion or metal has usually been done by me on a Les Paul Custom. Or assorted Ibanez types..(both 6 and 7 string) i used to play metal on a Steinberger G4..and I'd like to find another one..or I will use other assortments of pieced together parts guitars I have built myself often with scalloped fretboards..some with Floyds..some hardtail..but never a Kahler.I usually play through Marshall’s. I also try to use a Crate Stealth if I can help it..I've never been able to "find my metal sound" with a Boogie amp..so yeah- Im basically a Marshall kid.
Bass has always been done by me with a Fender J bass..sometimes fretted, sometimes fretless..I have never played a P bass .in fact I'd just as soon use a Squire J bass over a Custom Shop P bass if you can believe that..I prefer Trace Elliott or SWR heads through whatever 4X10/ 1X15 cabs I have at the time ..but that being said? My electric bass work usually ends up being done through Ampegs. LOL
I have never owned a saxophone nicer than a Yamaha or a Conn to be honest ..I have never had a really hip horn like a Selmer MK VI or a Yannigasawa.
Maybe in the future if I win The Powerball! LOL..but my cheap horns do always have Selmer "C Star" mouthpieces..and I have been pleased with my sound.
I'll say this to you..
If you have read this far and "any of this rambling information" is of interest to you?
I will show up with whatever axe I need to play with you the RIGHT way..and that's that.
Thank you for your time!