michael481256
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Bass Guitar, Upright bass.

ABOUT

I am a professional player, can read and write for the instrument as well as do some light arranging. I attended North Texas State University (now UT North) school of music in the early 1980's, studied with many great jazz players in Chicago in the 90's, and am constantly striving to improve my game as well as learn new techniques. The short list for 2014 includes publishing written material and making a series of instructional videos.

The main photo is from late 2012 at the 49 West Street Cafe in Annapolis, Maryland. Lorenzo Wilkins is playing vibes in the foreground, and Troy Simms is playing bass.

Currently I'm playing in a jazz group in Los Alamos. We're playing out of the Real Book volumes I and II, and are in need of a solid bass player. Anyone interested get in touch with me!

Screen name:
michael481256
Member since:
Jun 26 2012
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Buddy Rich, Steve Gadd, David Garibaldi, Butch Miles, Elvin Jones, many more...
Also Dave Weckl, Ignacio Berroa, Enrique Pla (of Irakere fame)

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Lots of professional gear, multiple setups, nice collection of cymbals, some electronics