ken542453
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I'm a 51-yr old Boomer, who wants to do 2 things: 1) get together with other multi-instrumentalists who would enjoy switching off on instruments and create some smooth jazz originals we could play out in restaurants or small clubs. I want the sheer pleasure of creating that feeling that a good groove and a shift of key - hitting just the right note! - makes on the emotions.
2) I want to go back to my rock roots and experience the fun of rocking out some covers from Puddle of Mudd, Alice in Chains, etc. Just for fun, unless we actually got good! I would not expect these 2 groups to comprise the same members. Not everyone can enjoy such extremes.
Please shoot me an email if this sounds like you at kwillis22cox

I started out playing classical piano from 5-14, then played rock guitar for the next 10 years in many bands, including writing originals. Then played synth for a funk band, and returned back to acoustic piano doing jazz standards and some George Winston/Narada artists stuff. Getting married and raising two boys for the past 25 years distracted me from playing, but now I'm yearning to play again.

Screen name:
ken542453
Member since:
Jul 30 2013
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

From Classic Rock: Hendrix, Zeppelin, Van Halen, Boston, Satriani, Nirvana, etc.
From more "recent" rock: Puddle of Mudd, Stone Temple Pilots, Godsmack, Audioslave, etc.
From R/B: Luther, Anita Baker, Mariah, Peabo, D Train and way too many to list.
From Smooth Jazz: Brian Culbertson, Marcus Miller, Alphonse Blackwell, Norman Brown, etc.
From gospel/accapella: Take 6, Glad, Daryl Coley, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, etc.

EQUIPMENT

Kawai professional stage piano (digital)
Customized Harmony strat
Randy Rhodes V copy
Crybaby wah
Roland mini-cube
Yamaha acoustic - inexpensive classical guitar
Savannah mandolin
Vector bass
Sledgehammer bass