Ria-Giraud
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

Looking to Sing! Preferably Jazz, R&B, NeoSoul, Blues, some Rock. Can Sight Read (basic-intermediate level), Great Ear, Powerful Voice, Strong Sound, Good Range! Very Creative! Local, limited travel (overseas).

Training: Classical Vocal Music and Choir trained. Graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts (Georgetown, Wash DC), Studied Classical Vocal music Virginia Commonwealth University (Merit Scholar), Performed Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, National Theatre, Howard University, community shows and venues in the DC, Virginia, Maryland area.

Danced with Abatsu African Dancers & Drummers (Augusta GA, Show June 2014). Zumba Instructor, Personal Trainer (August 2014).

Studied Traditional African Drum Percussion (Djembe) with Baba Dame Gueye, Children's Studio School (U Street, WDC), Joe's Movement Emporium (Mt Rainer, MD).

Screen name:
Ria-Giraud
Member since:
Jun 20 2014
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
10
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

Admire the Greats and Geniuses of every "genre": Ella, Vaughn, Wilson, Holiday, Basie, Ellington, Coltrane, Davis, Adderley, Monk, Hancock, John L Hooker, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Eta James, Ray Charles, B.Smith, Alberta Hunter, Jimi Hendrix, Marley/Wailers, Burning Spear, Marcia Griffith; Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson; Mozart, Bach, Handel, L.Price, Mahalia Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder...
Folk Music from the Globe, Drums, Flutes! (everyone and all music including Nature) ;-)

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Soprano:
Advanced