john1557762
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

Been playing music since a kid. Started with the accordion. Then had a small upright piano in the house when young and started to play that. I took a lot of music lessons as a kid. In highschool I learned to play trumpet and was in the jazz band.
I have a pretty strong right hand. But with the left I play chords mostly. I can read bass clef also, but not that strong. I fake the left hand with playing chords and signle note accompaniment as harmony.

Screen name:
john1557762
Member since:
Aug 23 2021
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
1
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:
Days

Influences

I love classic Jazz and a lot of old standards. Used to listen to the greats in jazz often. Been to Greenich Village in NYC a ton of times when in high school and throughout my college days.. Saw many of the old greats in person : Monk, Coltrane even Count Basie and Gerry Mulligan.
Played in bands in the distant past and solo at small weddings, parties etc. I would love the opportunity to be able to play in a small group with maybe a bass player, guitar, drummer, maybe a sax also. I have played piano in small bars, jazzy cocktail music. I love playing ballads. I could also accompany a singer.

I prefer the piano. Don’t play the accordion anymore.
love to improvise and play old standard tunes. I can read well and have lots and lots of fake books.
I have composed a few songs as well. Just the music no words.

Instrument experience:

Piano:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

At home I have a baby grand style digital piano: Yamaha Clavinova 309. Got a couple of sticking keys intermittently, but by and large it has a great sound.
Also i have an old Yamaha PSR 530 keyboard that's portable.