SEEKING

Band to Join, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Saxophone, Upright bass.

ABOUT

I am a jazz pianist a la Bill Evans--Keith Jarrett. I am also a composer (BMI), of jazz vocals, instrumentals, and classical. Photos show myself, and also, fellow MJP composers, Rene Pineda-BMI; and Jack Fulks--ASCAP. I have won three competitions and finaled in one in composition. The most recent win came in July, 2013; it was The American Prize 2013, for music composition, chamber music division, for "Introspections”, Music For Two Classical Guitars.
I have been back in the woodshed since, because I have found little interest amongst musicians I need to form a jazz group—acoustic bass, drums, and saxophone.
I’ve been doing solo recordings in the meantime, and you can hear a number of these—amongst other things, such as vocal accompaniment and exposure of original songs.
My classical compositions are found on be... write my name, then “Music For Piano”, or “The Molly Suite” or “Introspections”, and the works should appear.

Screen name:
Michael Eric Deak
Member since:
Jan 31 2008
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Bill Evans, Miles, Keith Jarrett, Hindemith, Ravel, Mompou, Debussy, Finzi, Barber.

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha P-90, Barbetta 15" amp

MUSIC