Band to Join, Trombone, Other, Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Trumpet, Other Percussion, Drums, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar.


CURRENT PRO GROUP: .utopian-dreams
AWARD WINNER - Coffee Talk Jazz Radio Jazz Awards 2011

Hip modern nu-groove, contemporary jazz, nu-jazz...willing to explore anything tasty with a definite groove.
I prefer a phat, minimalist bottom with an occasional embellishment.
Right now I am love again with playing synth ensembles and/or string parts for heavily orchestrated contemporary jazz. I can read...I prefer chord charts for bass and concert for keyboard parts. I have spent much of 2009 in the recording studio as well as performing. I am definitely at home in a recording studio including punch-in overdubs, mixing and mastering. I have pro concert, festival and corporate gig experience. I have booked and produced and while I understand the business of music I would prefer to focus on musical development at this time and would love to work up arrangements and be willing to work with a musical director as an assistant. I prefer to join an established project, although open to anything that stirs the muse in me.

Screen name:
Patricia Britton
Member since:
May 15 2006
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:


In the Bass realm:
Nathan East,
Marcus Miller,
Stanley Clarke,
Jaco Pastorius,
Brian Bromberg,
Nathan East
Robert McDonald

In contemporary Jazz realm:
Joe Sample,
Russ Freeman,
Boney James,
Brecker brothers,
Lee Ritenour,
George Duke,
Everette Harp,
Steve Cole,

In other realms:
The Stones,
The Beatles,
Jefferson Airplane,
Average White Band,
Tower of Power,
Tina Turner,
Bonnie Raitt,
Jeff Beck,
Emerson, Lake and Palmer,
Crosby, Stills and Nash,
Beach Boys,
Chuck Berry,
Robert Johnson,
Buddy Guy,
Doc Watson,
Bob Dylan,

all R&B and Motown
....too many to list

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:


Alembic Essence 5-string bass
Surles 5-string bass (custom),
Ibanez, Soundgear 5-string bass
2 - Korg M3 73 workstations
Korg PS60 Stage synth,
Korg N264 synth,
Roland AX-1 keytar controller,
Roland AX-7 keytar controller,
2 Mackie SRM 350 v2 powered stage monitor speakers
2 Mackie SRM 450 v2 powered stage monitor speakers
Mackie 802-VLZ3 Compact Mixer
2 SWR workingman bass amps, 10 and 15,
Mesa Boogie M-2000 bass amp head,
2 2 x 10 Mesa Boogie cabinets,
1 x 18 road ready Mesa Boogie cabinet,

Home Studio:
Tannoy PBM 8 nearfield monitors,
Mackie SRM 350 powered speakers/monitors
TASCAM DM-24 Digital recording 24 track mixer
Alesis 24 track hard disc recorder
Alesis master link,
DAW with Sonar software
M-Audio keystation 88e controller
Muse Receptor -various plug-ins - Omnisphere, Trilian, Absynth and others
Roland XV 5050 midi sound module

Various outboard gear
...too much to list



Past Events

Hollywood, California

Join us for a magical evening at the beautiful Helwig Winery in Amador County for our annual Triumph Uncorked fundraiser! Featuring the contemporary jazz sounds of "The Utopian Dreams Band". Special guest saxophonist Eddie Baccus, Jr. will be in the house! Also new this year, Concord Jazz Group awarding winning contemporary jazz guitarist, Tony Darren. Tony has joined the UDB 2013 line-up!

3 hour cruise aboard the yacht Empress- boarding out of Sausalito...

Helwig Winery Amphitheater - Plymouth, California - featuring Eddie Baccus Jr.

Private Event in Santa Cruz, CA

Fundraiser for Triumph Fitness and the Lance Armstrong LiveStrong Foundation to empower cancer survivors at the Helwig Winery in Amador County..

Music starts at 7:00pm - featuring recording artist, Jon Barnes on trumpet

Private Event

This will be an off-the-hook show with Cecil's his short bio...
Cecil Ramirez is an independent smooth jazz artist, jazz pianist and composer from Sacramento, California, USA. His piano playing style has been compared to Brian Culbertson, Brian Simpson, Jeff Lorber, and Gregg Karukas. His current CD Talk To The Hand is available for purchase on CD Baby; album and single downloads are available on iTunes (USA, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, UK/European Union, Japan and Mexico), on, and Rhapsody

It is quite the honor to have him headlining with us...I can't wait!

Show starts at are $10.00...can be purchased online at

Private Event

Private show

Private Event

GMichael Merrifield, bassist for Utopian Dreams will be sitting in for Rob Tardik Concert...I will be there as guest artist

an afternoon of the latest in smooth jazz with Utopian Dreams
2:00 to 5:00pm...a cool mojito, a million dollar view of the Golden Gate Bridge, a special person and smooth couldn't ask for more...

an afternoon of the latest in smooth jazz with Utopian Dreams
2:00 to 5:00pm...a cool mojito, a million dollar view of the Golden Gate Bridge, a special person and smooth couldn't ask for more...

Presidio Yacht Club - Sausalito

Private Party

Playing Synth strings and pad for pro gig in Fresno this details.