SEEKING

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

I was born in the swamps of New Jersey, LOL, actually, it was a New Jersey town called Kearny which sits on the NJ Meadowlands (Hudson County). I started on a Gibson arch-top my cousin lent me when I was about 10. At home, I studied the piano along with my sister. In school, I studied Trumpet, Baritone Horn, and Upright Bass, but it was the guitar that I really connected with. I realized it was so easy to speak to girls after I played a set of music with my friends. I started playing professionally at the ripe age of 15 in my uncle's night club. I studied guitar with Eddie Berg (Parsippany, NJ), John Macey NJ. Throughout the years I played electric guitar, mandolin sang and played keyboards in many bands (see music link for band list).

In the last few years or so I have returned to my roots as a singer-songwriter on the acoustic.

Thanks for stopping by. - JZ

Screen name:
johnnyzee
Member since:
Dec 01 2020
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Bach, Beethoven, ELP, Mahavishnu, John McLaughlin, Hendrix, Beck, King Crimson, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Sam Bush, Bill Monroe, David Grisman, John Renbourn.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Mandolin:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Guitars, Keyboards, Mandolins, Acoustic Guitars, and PA Gear.
Also a full recording studio.

MUSIC