JazzyJeffrey
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ABOUT

Talented, musical, and passionate drummer forming an edgy, guitar-based jazz trio. Seeking electric guitar and electric bass players. Object is to play gigs once we get it together. Practice every 1-2 weeks, gig once a month. I have a family, a great job, and this is for fun. A serious effort, but for fun.

Big fan of Jeff Beck, Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Jimi Hendrix, Pat Martino, Mike Stern, SRV, Dave Stryker, Melvin Taylor... Looking to do a variety of stuff including traditional be-bop, but edgy... Spice up some standards, adapt pop and rock songs to jazz-funk. Styles I dig: jazz, funk, blues, soul, old-school R&B, Prog-Rock, and Metal. Mash all of that together. That's who I am as a player and what I want to play. I've played in multiple rock cover bands, and I'm at a point where I just want to jam with some capable and like-minded cats.

This is not for someone who likes the concept, but doesn't really play jazz. I'm a true hybrid, equally comfortable playing any of the styles I've mentioned. I can play odd time signatures such as 5/4 and 7/4 with ease, put down some respectable brush work, swing, and yet I'm not a straight jazz-cat who sounds somewhat out of place playing Led Zeppelin. I know exactly how Led Zep should be played, because I'm a fan and I've played a fair amount of their music.

Interested players need to be able to improvise, have a good understanding of typical jazz arrangements, trading solos, modal play, as well as basic music theory -and know blues scales up and down.
This for solid musicians & players who get everything I'm saying. Interested? Text me: three-won-too, seven-ate-five, seven-oh-five-sixx

Screen name:
JazzyJeffrey
Member since:
Apr 26 2018
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I listen to all kinds of music and my influences are far and wide. I've already given you a pretty good idea. Add Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Coltrane, later Miles (Bitches Brew and the live at the Fillmore stuff, his work with Mike Stern), early Yes, King Crimson, early Genesis, Scofield in Trio of Doom, Mclaughlin, etc.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

2 kits depending on the size of the room. Variety of cymbals. All pro gear. No sound reinforcement, but willing to get whatever is necessary.