Jay Staples


Bass Guitar.


I'm Currently in a band(9thSecond) with Paul(see my musicians list) and Roddy there are a few videos of Our practices. We're looking for good people who happen to play Bass and are serious players looking to play original music and bring some flavor of their own to the table and have fun jamming and the creative process.While we haven't ruled it out we are not currently looking to play out but instead devote all our time and energy into writing an album all our own drawing from our various backgrounds and influences.

I've been playing drums/percussion since the age of 8.

I have had a variety of gigging/studio experience

playing Metal/Hardcore playing shows playing with/opening for national acts and recoding an album. While Metal isn't really my forte anymore I can still pull it off

a Prog/jazz band where we spent time in the studio after countless hours jamming and composing original music,

played in 2 different Big bands,
one for a hospital christmas party( 2 years in a row)
and sitting in for a gig with a local Big Band

a summer gig playing with a jazz quartet every week at a local senior center.

feel free to contact me here or via

: s://./JStaplesmusic
email jason.staples00 (at) g mail (.) com

Skype: Jaystaples

Screen name:
Jay Staples
Member since:
Oct 27 2014
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week


Drummers:Mike Mangini(Dream Theater/Steve Vai,etc.), Virgil Donati(Solo/Planet X,etc.),Jay Postones(Tesseract),Matt Gartska(Animals As Leaders), Mike Portnoy(DT,LTE,etc.) Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree/Solo) Marco Minnemann(Solo,Illegal Aliens,etc) Bill Bruford(especially Earthworks), Peter Erskine, countless others

Bands : Tesseract,Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Scale The Summit, Liquid Tension Experiment,Planet X,Earthworks,Bad plus, Dave Matthews Band, The Mars Volta,Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Medeski,Martin,and Wood ,Steve Vai, Zappa, I have yet to listen to a Jazz band (big or little) that I don't like.

I love music in General and listen to everything as it suits the moment

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:


Pearl Masters series Birch Kit with Sabian cymbals,

Remo Djembe