Sax Monster
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Dobro, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Other, Flute, Harmonica, Background Singer, Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin, Other Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist.

ABOUT

I've been a working musician for 20 years. I have played and/or toured with: Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Temptations and bunches of others. I have a Masters Degree in Sax, but learned how to play in the real world. Will and can play it all. I write, arrange or copy also. I have recently had a CD released with the Four Tops where I play all sax solos. Live in Mid- Michigan but will travel within reason.

Screen name:
Sax Monster
Member since:
Apr 11 2006
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
1
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Rollins, Coltrane, Bird, Cannonball, Johnny Griffin, Bobby Keys, Brecker, Hank Williams, Ray Charles, Bobby Blue Bland, King Curtis, Zappa, Genesis (before Phil Collins sang), Beethoven, Phil Woods, Chuck Berry, Johnny Hodges, Ellington, Run DMC "The Originals", Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine, Motown, and anything that's "good".

Instrument experience:

Saxophone:
Expert
Keyboard:
Expert
Flute:
Expert
Piano:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bari saxes all Selmer Mark VI. Altus flute, Buffet R-13 Clarinet, Alesis QS-7, Ensoniq Digital Piano, Roland amps, also own a PA system-JBL speakers Mackie mixer and power amps, also have Par 64 cans to shed light on things.