Jose Martinez
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ABOUT

Currently Involved with a guitarist/singer/songwriter on original music with multiple genre influences.

Drum and bugle corps bred. Played jazz/fusion in bars and hotels around Miami. Lately been mostly playing with myself (the wife frowns upon it), but have been doing more live gigs of late. Additional musical education in theory/sight-singing/chord construction post-college to refine listening.

Screen name:
Jose Martinez
Member since:
Nov 18 2012
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Just about everyone, but I guess I better drop a couple of names: Elvin Jones, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tony Williams, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Steve Gadd (like everyone else), Chris Coleman, John Riley...

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

-1987 6-piece, 6-ply maple/gum Gretsch USA,
- Full set of 12 Zildjians covering most applications
- 2015 purchased Ludwig Birch set (the Road Warrior)
- Additional snares, incl. brass
- 2 Samson OH pencil condenser mics, 4 Samson clip-mounted tom mics 2 booms, 1 Samson stand-mounted kick mic, 1 Shure SM stand-mounted SM57 Snare mic, 6 Samson Tom Mics, 1 Bass Drum Mic

MUSIC