SEEKINGVocalist - Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Upright bass.
I am an established R&B jazz vocalist based in Volusia county looking for a few committed band members who would like to join my team. I am currently working 3 to 4 nights a week but don’t always use my full team. When I do, its for festivals, private parties, and special events that pay well. I am currently looking for a bassist and guitarist who are able to add your musical flavor, but not change overall idea of what we have already established. While I may sing from Sarah Vaughn to Chaka Khan, from Jazz standards to Journey, blues and all in between, we are not a cover band, and we approach all of the music with our own special groove.
I welcome all skill levels to contact me as I understand your “great chops” are worthless to me if you are unable to listen, learn, collaborate and have an understanding of the music we perform.
Here is what Im looking for;
GUITAR- Must play good soulful rhythm and play melodic solos that are bluesy/jazzy. Effects are ok, but in small amounts and well placed. If you are a committed blues player, you probably not a good fit for us. Singing is a big plus but not essential
BASS- Must be funky, solid and understand your relationship with the drummer (pocket). If you are a busy, melodic player with more than 5 strings on your bass, you are not a good fit for us. If you play an upright too, bonus!!!
We are a busy band, so reading basic charts, being connected with Ipad or phone, and being tech savvy keeps us from having extended rehearsals between gigs.
So this is what I need. If you are interested or have more questions, contact my manager Phil at 386-235-6383 (call or text) or philjazzz
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- May 15 2009
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
- 51 years
R&B, jazz, motown, some pop, and any well written song I can reinterpret
I have my own complete rehearsal studio