SEEKING

Band to Join.

ABOUT

Currently looking for a serious jazz/fusion/funk/R&B band. Born in New York, lived most of my life in California then moved to Colorado and now back in California. I enjoy experiencing every type of music possible. In so doing I've played everything from rock, jazz, funk soul, R&B, fusion, world, tribal and zydeco music. As a groove style player I can jump into most any genre. I play congas, bongos, djembe, doumbek and a score of percussion toys to fit just about any type of music. I can alter my set-up to fit any situation large or small. I've worked professionally from coast to coast with several engagements abroad, namely New Zealand, Japan, Central American, England and Italy. I sing in a mid tenor range and have done leads, second leads, harmony and backup. I am driven and very passionate about what I do. I love performing. Aside from conventional music I also enjoy and partake in drum circle jams with fellow professionals. It is a rich exchange of drumming techniques and rhythms that creates a Mantra-like pulse, a perfect bed for many types of music. In addition I bring the creative possibilities of photography, videography and promotion to the band. john

Screen name:
picasso826
Member since:
Jul 03 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Latin Percussion: Patato Series Fiberglass (requinto/quinto/conga tumba/bongos) in white
Pearl: Elite Series Fiberglass (quinto/conga/tumba/bongos) in black
Djembe's: Pearl Elite fiberglass 14" in white
Remo World Percussion 14" in hammered steel
LP 20" Silver Aluminum Surdo
Doumbek
Additionally I use a huge collection of chimes, bells, shakers, tambourines and special effects makers
Hardware: Gibraltar and Pearl
Mics: Audix, AudioTechnica, Shure

MUSIC