JohnCarlTaylor
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Upright bass, Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar.

ABOUT

Seasoned, professional drummer/percussionist with experience in various performance matrices and venues including duo, trio, quartet, big band, dinner theater, stage, and all occasion. Particular strengths in traditional/mainstream jazz and blues with formidable skills in most genres. Recognized for solid time, deliberate strokes, rudimentally sound, and respect for the space between notes.

Musical/Dinner Theater, Stage
Percussionist in a variety of stage productions including equity, professional, and Community Theater. Ensured consistency and quality in each performance. Successfully incorporated traps, concert auxiliary and mallets (orchestra bells, xylophone, vibes), into each performance. Performed in "variety" stage/theater shows as a member of the orchestra. Styles included musical theater, patriotic, popular, and oldies. Venues included hotel, restaurant, and amusement parks in Ohio, Florida, and New York.

Duo, Trio, Quartet
Successfully participated in various acoustic performance groups. Quickly adapting to musical styles, timbres, and solo voices. Venues included stage, club, and private party.

Big Band
Participated in the eighteen-piece university (Cleveland State) big band. Explored various musical styles including Swing, Latin, Bossa Nova, and Ballad with and without vocals. Performed at university and community events.

All Occasion
Member of a successful all-occasion band, with approximately 78 engagements per year. Performed wide scope of musical styles including Top 40, Dance, and Polish and Austrian polkas.

Screen name:
JohnCarlTaylor
Member since:
Jul 23 2010
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100

Influences

Rich, Bellson, Chicago, Doobies, EWF, BST, TOP

EQUIPMENT

Combination of Vintage Gretsch and custom-built drums.

MUSIC