JohnT57
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SEEKING

Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar.

ABOUT

It's 2017, time to update my profile.

In 1977, when I was 17, and first started college (and began to seriously study guitar), I fell in love with jazz, and jazz rock fusion. I had already had a love for progressive rock by then. I learned some traditional jazz, but always felt that the ability to play jazz-rock fusion was sort of the ultimate challenge. I have played on and off over the years as a hobby, when I have the inspiration and time. Now that my kids are grown and no longer living with me, I have a little more time for hobbies (though not as much energy!).

I would really like to meet another guitarist or a keyboard player, who loves jazz, come up with a list of some great traditional jazz. Latin/Brazilian jazz, and jazz-rock fusion tunes, and start working on them, as time permits. Commitment level: I am in it for fun.

If you have a similar interest, I would love to hear from you via email.

Screen name:
JohnT57
Member since:
Dec 08 2012
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
50 to 100

Influences

Here are some of my favorite guitar players: Jeff Beck, John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell, Larry Carlton, Steve Howe, Steve Morse, John Scofield, Lee Ritenour, Pat Metheny, Ricardo Silviera, Tocuato Mariano, Nando Lauria, Bill Frisell, Hiram Bullock, Joe Satriani, Lenny Breaux, George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Barney Kessell, Emily Remler, etc.

Favorite keyboard players: Lyle Mays, Jan Hammer, Max Middleton, Chick Korea, David Benoit, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, etc.

Favorite saxophone players: John Klemmer, Tom Scott, Gato Barbieri, John Coltrane, Jan Garbarek, Michael Brecker, Paul Desmond, Stan Getz, Harold Land, Phil Woods, Richie Cole, Cannonball Adderley, Charlie Parker, etc

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

ESP Les Paul copy with external Roland pickup
Roland GR-20 synth.
Tokai 335
Takamine Dreadnought
Dean Classical Guitar
Pedal-board (mostly analog pedals)
Two hand-wired tube amps: -Fender Twin Reverb, - Nice (boutique amp made by Charles Lyon of St. Petersburg, FL) 15 watt head (similar to Marshall) with 2-12 cabinet