john523439
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Accordion.

ABOUT

Former member of Boston soul band "Brute Force."

Experienced player in big band jazz and small combo settings.

Genres include: Traditional Jazz (clarinet and soprano sax); Swing and Jump Blues (alto sax, tenor sax and baritone sax); Rhythm and Blues; Classic Chicago Blues; Classic Rock; Soul; and Be-Bop Jazz.

Excellent sight-reading ability; transposing skill from concert keys to keys for Bb and Eb instruments; strong improv chops off chord symbols; and able to quickly learn new chorus / verse forms by ear.

Familiar with I - IV - V chord progression for twelve bar blues and eight bar blues, as well as iim7 - V - I chord progression for standard jazz tunes.

Screen name:
john523439
Member since:
Mar 30 2013
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
55
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Boots Mussulli (one of my former teachers - strictly hard be-bop jazz); Gerry Mulligan - jazz; Doug James - rhythm and blues; Ronnie Cuber - jazz & rhythm and blues; Leo Parker - jazz & rhythm and blues; Serge Chaloff - strictly hard be-bop jazz; Nick Brignola - jazz; Gary Sumylian - jazz; Melvin Gil - Jazz & rhythm and blues; Pepper Adams; Danny DiBlasio - jazz.

Instrument experience:

Saxophone:
Advanced
Clarinet:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Baritone, Tenor, Alto and Soprano Saxophones.