Jason Paul Curtis
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Saxophone, Piano, Vocalist - Alto, Upright bass.

ABOUT

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 within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Jazz Guitar-
Dr. Dave
Alan Joseph
Bobby Montoya
Johnny Smith
Kenny Burrell
Howard Roberts
Grant Green
Emily Remler
Lenny Breau
Tal Farlow
Joe Pass
George Benson
Jimmy Bruno
Tuck Andress
Wes

Metal Guitar-
Vernon Reid
Gary Holt
Paul Masvidal/Jason Gobel
Paul Gilbert
Jason Becker
Scott Ian
Yngwie

Fusion Guitar-
John Mclaughlin
Mike Stern
Garth Webber
Holdsworth

Bass-
Me'Shell N'Degeocello
Alphonso Johnson
Stuart Zender
Will Lee
Marcus Miller
Randy-Hope Taylor
Guy Pratt
Paul S. Denman
Julian Crampton
Billy Sheehan
Duck Dunn
Gary Willis
Jaco

Saxophone-
Wayne Shorter
Dave Liebman
"Blue" Lou Marini
Brecker
Bird

Jazz Vocal-
Mark Murphy
Johnny Hartmann

R&B Vocal-
Teddy Pendergrass
Johnny Gill
Frankie Beverly
Jay Kay

Metal Vocal-
Erik "A K" Knudson
Mike Patton

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Saxophone:
Moderate
Upright bass:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

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!