mike1212437
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Flute, Trombone, Upright bass, Clarinet.

ABOUT

I began playing guitar at the age of thirteen and spent my early years playing in rock and metal bands. Then I got into prog rock and jam bands and then jazz. I've always had a deep desire to continue to learn music and be around others with the same attitude. As a result I went to college to be around musicians that were eager to continue learning. I continued this path for quite a few years. Ultimately, I earned a BA in Music Education (Magna Cum Laude) and am now working full time teaching music. I now spend lots of time practicing and studying jazz guitar (as well as some other endeavors) and will continue to do so.

Screen name:
mike1212437
Member since:
Jun 09 2017
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Not in any type of order:
Zappa, Joe Pass, Igor Stravinsky, Fela Kuti, Bela Bartok, Miles Davis, Grant Green, Phish, John Coltrane, Monk, Steely Dan, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Yes, Gentle Giant, Charlie Parker, etc.

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Piano:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Intermediate
Electronic Music:
Intermediate
Saxophone:
Intermediate
Trumpet:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Guitars: Eastman AR 372ce, Mod/Custom Strat, Epiphone acoustic, Rodriguez y Hijos nylon
Amps: Modified Fender HRD, Roland Cube 60.
I have and make guitar pedals as well but play jazz mostly clean toned.