NikaBel
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ABOUT

Currently, I am performing in an original hip-hop band called The Hustle, featuring Kuf Knots of Philadelphia.

./thehustleband

I am also involved with freelance studio work. If you ever need a horn player (Or players... I can get a lot of great musicians) let me know!

Screen name:
NikaBel
Member since:
Mar 30 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
14
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Everything... including Johnny Depp and Lucille Ball!

As far as music, I love swing, jazz, film music, funk... anything and everything. I've listed most of the cds you'll find in my room and my car(in alphabetical order, too! I'm so nice!). I'm open to anything and everything, though.

Alan Silvestri, Allison Miller, Buddy Rich, Cannonball Adderly, Charles Llyod, Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker, Chris Botti, Cody Moffet (great drummer i met on the streets in NYC), Count Basie, Danny Elfman, Dick Oatts (Lead Alto Vanguard), DMB, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Frau Frau, Gary Smulyan (mmm bari sax), Gregg Field, Hiromi Uehara, Ingrid Jensen, Imogen Heap, Jerry Mulligan(Amazing Bari Sax), John Coltrane, John Riley (drummer for Vanguard), Jon Brion, Loren Stillman, Louis Armstrong, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Maria Schneider, Michael Brecker, Miles Davis, Morphine, Norah Jones, Paul Desmond, Pink Floyd, Rachael Z, Radiohead, Regina Spektor, Scott Lee, Scott Robinson, Scott Wendholt, Sigur-Ros, Silver Chair, Stereolab, Steve Wilson, Terell Stafford, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Thelonious Monk, The Roots, Thievery Corporation, Thomas Newman, Tim Price, Tom Waits, Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra... and more.

Movie Soundtracks: Garden State, Serendipity. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Vanilla Sky. Edward Scissorhands.

EQUIPMENT

Plays Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, and Bari Sax... along with other woodwinds such as the clarinet, flute, and penny whistle!