LewisJay
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ABOUT

PROFESSIONAL ATTITUDE... EXPERIENCED... NO EGO PROBLEMS... WILLING TO TRAVEL OR RELOCATE... JUST WANT TO PLAY SOME GOOD MUSIC WITH GOOD MUSICIANS WHO HAPPEN TO BE GOOD PEOPLE!!!

I grew up playing music and performing at a very young age. I played everything from cover music to blues to jazz to soul to R&B to whatever paid the bills. I received a Bachelor of Music (in the jazz program) from North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) and performed with local and regional bands in TX and NY for many years, but got out of music after being poor for too long.

Back around 2008 I picked up my horn and locked myself in a room for six months, practicing everyday until I felt I was ready to be heard in public. I have been performing with local bands since then, but none of them have had any steady work.

I am interested in a working (or very close to working) band. I will travel and / or relocate to other parts of the country ... IF ... the group has steady, full-time bookings.

If you have need for a horn section for select gigs, go to MidnightBrass dot us for information on hiring a horn section on a gig by gig basis.

Direct contact: trumpet flugel at gee mail dot com

Screen name:
LewisJay
Member since:
Oct 16 2008
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Lots of different influences from all different types of music. Horn groups ... Tower of Power, Brecker Brothers, Blood Sweat & Tears, Chicago, Cold Blood, etc.
Jazz ... Freddie Hubbard, Maynard Ferguson, Chuck Mangione, George Benson, Pat Methany, etc.
Other groups ... Stevie Wonder, Commodores, 50's ... all the old doo-wap groups

Instrument experience:

Trumpet:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha Xeno & Bach Stradivarius trumpets, Yamaha flugelhorn
Fender Telecaster
Fender Twin Reverb

MUSIC