rick1543177
CONTACT

SEEKING

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

ABOUT

I am a seasoned conga player and have played rock, pop, Latin, jazz, acoustic and R & B. I like it all. I like jazz and Latin the most, but I really like beautiful music- this means lovely melodies, interesting rhythms and a bonus for great vocals. Harmonies make everything better, although it won't be coming from me. I started getting paid in 6th grade, so I see myself as a professional who wants the group to come first. No big ego here. I do not need the money.

Screen name:
rick1543177
Member since:
Jun 26 2021
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

I grew up in the rock era but could never tolerate loud electric guitars. I grew up in a jazz home and have played this style for many years. As a conga player, I've learned from the Cuban masters and private teachers in the Bay Area. I listen and play to all kinds of music. I like music that makes me tap my feet. My influences are jazz icons and masters from the Caribbean. I also like Oldies and really enjoy the female voice.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Other:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

LP congas & timbales