jazzmann
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Drums, Upright bass.

ABOUT

Jazz guitarist, self taught. I've studied, listened to, transcribed, and tried my best to learn from many guitarists over the years. But you ultimately need to end up sounding like yourself. Everything I play has some sort of jazzy twist to it, and this helps in gigs at upscale restaurants, clubs, and corporate functions. Played mostly in NY and NJ clubs over the years before moving to FL. Looking to connect with an upright bass player and jazz drummer to form a local trio where we can explore a range of musical ideas, continue to learn, and earn some money at PBC's better restaurants. I'm not a rocker, don't want to be. jazzmann272

Screen name:
jazzmann
Member since:
Oct 11 2019
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week

Influences

"Influenced by..." should not be "imitation". To me it means you've learned something from someone that you make part of your playing vocabulary. How you approach the instrument and how you sound playing it is what matters. The tone is in the fingers anyway... you just have to figure out which fingers it's in.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Enough equipment to perform in smaller venues (up to 100 people). On a challenge, I played a plastic guitar at a club once, and people said it still sounded like me... but the tone really sucked. I'm old enough to know expensive equipment doesn't automatically make you play any better, and my best jazzbox ("Large Marge") is the one I play every day.