SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Piano, Other.
I'm a quality working bass player. I prefer to be a member first and a leader if needed. I'd rather have the freedom to focus on my craft. I am always appropriate, accurate, artistic, contextual, emotional and hard working.
I take sessions almost any time I can get one. I do stand in gigs usually in Blues, and Country but I'm not afraid to comp any style. I do join bands on occasion if they are a 'creative' endeavor or a 'reliable' source of income.
BIO: I moved to Oregon to be a Bass Player. That was the plan. We founded "Morpheus" (Some regional renown, limited national exposure, a big project) when I moved to Portland OR. We played live till we bled. We recorded "God of Dreams" Morpheus, 1992 at "CastleRockenStien" in Portland, OR. It was during The "Morpheus" sessions, early 90's, that i started to record tracks as a session player. At the same time, in between runs, I spent two years training in theory and composition. I was also lucky enough to learn from, and study, Gary Fountaine from "Nu Shoozs". An excellent and versatile, funk, R&B artist. (Lost everything) In Eugene I founded "The Idiot Savants" a talented, satirically minded funk\Punk Project (limited interest, mostly in Europe). At this time I was doing random bits for "Three Rivers" (small studio in Eugene). In the end we decided to record "Mel" The Idiot Savants, 2001, at "blind Pirate" studios outside of Eugene OR. (Lost everything) I moved to Klamath Falls Oregon for a good paying gig with a touring blues Band "The Craig Allen Blues Band". A good band. Regional. Good money for a working bass player. Did that for seven years. Lots of big shows. Good crowds. While with Craig I was afforded the opportunity to record some excellent live tracks. "Live The Iron horse" The Craig Allen Blues Band, 2010. It was recorded Live at at the Iron Horse Rodeo in Lake Selmac, OR. and formalized in "Wing an a prayer" studio in Medford, OR. (Lost everything). I'm moving to Vancouver WA. I have my hands and interest invested in more then a few new projects and I even picked up a little new studio time. So that's me to date with a ton of bands, people, and memories missing. Let the tracks speak for themselves.
- Screen name:
- Sebastian Jaross
- Member since:
- Aug 24 2013
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
- Most available:
Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clark, Victor Lamont Wooten, Steve Baily, Gary Fontane, etc.
- Bass Guitar:
- Background Singer:
- Electronic Music:
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
My weapon of choice is The FNA Jazz-man 5 sting (Blond) I love the one I have but I will play any Bass made by "Warwick" they feel and record like nothing else. I still use a "Samick" 1992 (Black with Saturn inlay) for the dirty work. No low end but gnarly as hell :) I love my "Michael Kelly" Fret-less 5 String. Fret-less was my first true love. I enjoy the broader range of my 6 String. Rouge is a great company and they make a fine guitar and if you lose it you probably have enough in your wallet to get a new one. I use an "Ampeg" SVT 4 Pro because I work in Blues and mostly Outside. But I have no problem using any "Ampeg" Amplifier. "Ampeg" is a working mans Company. You buy it off the rack locally. You pay through the nose and it never lets you down. Ever. Of coarse there's a lot more but that's my main gear and that's what matters.
One More Song
One More Song Track number: 1 Year: 2008 Album: Live @ The Iron Horse Genre: Blues
'Live' blues track from "Live @ the Iron Horse" 2008 Craig Allen. Excellent live tracks. (Craig Allen, Vocal), Ron Wetzel (lead), Tom Wallenburn (rhythm), Tom Sims (Drums), Sebastian Jaross (Bass).
Mel Track number: 2 Year: 2002 Album: Mel Genre: Alternative
Sebastian Jaross (Bass) with The Idiot Savants.
Faster Track number: 5 Year: 2020 Album: Dark Tutor Genre: Other
Just me. Fun stuff. Awesome Bass!
Final Bout Track number: 6 Year: 2002 Album: Mel Genre: Alternative
Sebastian Jaross with The Idiot Savants.
Can't see the Streets
Can't see the Streets Track number: 8 Year: 2008 Album: Live @ The Iron Horse Genre: Blues
Sebastian Jaross with The Craig Allen Blues Band.
Fools Fall Hard
Fools Fall Hard Track number: 3 Year: 2015 Album: Differences Genre: Pop
Sebastian Jaross with Jon Jones.
Paranoia Bees (Take 2)
Paranoia Bees (Take 2)Welcome Brothers. Tonight's release is "Paranoia Bees", "Manic Weekend session",2013 (Me on Bass & production, 'William Creswell' Vocal & guitar). First I just want to say.. If ya get a chance check out Brother Wills work here on Fandalism. This is a neat little tune. Its an audio image of 'Paranoia'. We were really feeling it at the time. I think you can hear it. This is the take that nobody but me likes :) It has an obscure whispered second vocal. Its like a constant voice in the back of your head. The more the lead vocal wants you to focus on it the more insistent the little voice becomes. We put a lot of crazy manic thought into how to produce it so it would sound paranoid. Its essentially a cool 80's sounding B side :) but if you feel like thinking hard, that option is available lol. The CD version of this tune is much easier to listen to but it misses the point. Right on! Thanks for listenin' Brothers. Hope ya dig it :) 'Peace'
Honey HushWelcome Brother's Today's release is "Honey Hush", by Albert Collins, as played by, "The CABB" (Me on Bass), 2009 from "Live @ the Iron Horse", This is another classic Live Blues track from Me & the Criag Allen Blues Band. Its for all you awesome Brothers and sisters out there. I've been in writing mode for 3-5 days not really sure how long lol. So this is a break for me (Much needed). I could feel my mental door closing. That's a bad trip that happens when I'm writing. Usually lasts for months. This is a great diversion. This is just very pretty work. Its me doing my job. "Craig Allen" Vocal. "Ron The Blues Dr. Wetzel" lead. Tom Sims on the drums. Tom Wallenburn on Rhythm. Sebastian Jaross on Bass. This is cool for me to post as far as I know. As always every piece I do comes as an extension of the blues. I just hear it doing a few new tricks. Again this kind of work is what matters most. This kind of music fulfills a promise to the listener. Thanks for listening. Hope you Dig it Brothers :) 'Peace'
Dirty Little Puppet
Dirty Little PuppetWelcome Brothers. Tonight's release is "Dirty Little Puppet", "Still Single(s)",2011 (All Me here) This is a special little tune. Its a fairly old recording now. Its very personal. Still Single is a loose collection of songs written at pivotal moments in my life. I think you can here Whats happening to me in every one of these tracks. This is my Addiction and Recovery song. There is no lead in. Many beats are, not uncomfortably, but very intentionally, early. The whole song screams "Right Now!!!", This tune is a lot like "Ditty Don do dat" I'm expressing the same emotion "Frustration". With Diity I had a regular gig, and couldn't write. With puppet I had problem that wouldn't let me write. When I started this tune I was literally dieing. When I finished I was better. The whole thing is recorded right here. Thanks for listening brothers. Hope ya dig it :) 'Peace'
Y day do dat
Y day do datWelcome Brothers. Tonight's release is "Y Day Do Dat", "Still Funk'in' Crazy",(All me on this CD), 2014. Here's something I haven't shown you brothers yet. Its my commercial production work. This represents another term I use often 'Model'. This is a 'model' for a short, modern, driving film score. I'm currently In the midst of another crazy "Brother Mason" Project that no one understands. I think its genius of coarse. I love free Running. Very few people know this but I spent many years studying Aikido. The old school way. Barefoot on rattan mats. So I understand the beauty of sport when filmed properly. I'm also a huge Bruce Lee fan. He would be a 'Free runner' if he was alive today. Its a noble sport. You need no gear. You just decide to go and let nothing stop you. That's exactly how I write music. I'm going to reproduce this to fit the finished product of coarse hence the term model. I'm co-writing this with "Graphium" from the UK. An excellent Soundscape artist. But this version is all my work. No copyright on this one. Don't need one. The end product will be very different. So if anyone digs it, sing over it, sample it, and as always If ya like it capture it. Keep it. distribute it. That's half the reason I work at all. Bla, Bla, bla, Sorry I talk forever :) Bottom line. I want to do for free running what 'Rocky' did for Boxing. I want to make it determined and Romantic. Thanks for listening. Hope ya dig it Brothers :) 'Peace'
Be An Idiot
Be An IdiotWelcome Brothers. Tonight's release Is "Be an Idiot", "The Idiot Savants",2002 (Me on Bass) This was the Idiot's Theme song. The First song at every single show we ever did. This song has at least 500 messages in it. Take your pick. I fully support them all on this one. The main message is "Focus, Dwindle you perspective and let your mind be free" I suck at this one. But life would be so much easier if I was good at it. I love this little tune with all my heart. Hope you dig it too Brothers :) 'Peace'
F.U.P.C.Welcome Brothers. Tonight's release is "F.U.P.C", "Still Funk'in' Crazy",2014 (Just me on the new CD) This is another Sketch from upcoming my release for 2014. As I've mentioned before my "Sketch" means work in progress. So this is unfinished. The vocal still has some bad choices in it and no formal drum track yet. The most '''Important''' thing I can say about this song is "I DO NOT FEEL THIS WAY",.... 'anymore'. This is a terrible message. Its the only song I've ever written that I simply can no longer stand behind. And that is coming from 'Me'. I wrote this for "The Idiot Savants" in 2000. Yes I do have a formal Studio version of this track. I don't want it to follow 'Cuzn' Pat Young around anymore so I'm rerecording it. At that time I was a very conceited little @#$%. I was also very married and working in the public eye. So needless to say I was often in situations where I was one of the last available males in the room and I had usually just played a killer show so options were not a problem. So my ego being massive at the time made me write this nasty little heart-breaker. Please enjoy the music and forgive the message. Thanks for listening. Hope ya dig it Brothers :) 'Peace'
Morpheous - ETheoHyway
Morpheous - ETheoHywayWelcome Brothers. Tonight's release is "ETheoHyway", "Morpheus",1992 (Me on Bass). This is the first song I wrote for Morpheus. It was entirely written as a 'final' for my first year 2nd term in music theory. I don't remember what I was supposed to be showing with this piece really but I got this tune out of it. This is the most physically demanding piece I've ever written by far. The continuous drive of the bass is mind numbing to play. It was a little kid playing with a new toy "Music Theory". There is a vocal half way through 'Classic Josh Tyree'. The original Title of the song was "E Theory Hell (Opus) and The Highwayman (Body) " Obviously this is not a workable title so we changed it. These two pieces we're written as a set. The lyric is by Josh Tyree. Intro by me Body by Kevin Evensen Drum work by Eliot 'Elwood' Burke. Thanks for listening. Hope you dig it Brothers :) 'Peace'
CookingWelcome Brothers. Tonight's Release is "Cooking", 'Dreamer',2013 (Just me on this one) This is a very important song for me for many reasons. All the Tracks from my 'Dreamer' Project were written in pairs. 'We're Equal' & Dry are sisters. Ditty don do dat & Bone saw are Brothers. Rich man & cooking are a joke followed by an explanation. "Cooking" is as close to an instructional video as I will likely ever do. This is my 'Cooking' Style Defined musically in under five minutes. This was released as just another tune on dreamer but Its cooler then that :) It's a somewhat dry look at taking a solid, simple theme and cooking it till its well done. Then deconstructing the ideas back to their simple origin. It naturally forms the shape of a pyramid. I try to present it in a way that lets the listener expect what will happen next. Every thing is intended to be conversational. Like one musician Showing his favorite technique to another. In great detail. One last note... This is more like a mix of literature and art for me. It has a strong thesis. Colorful supporting ideas and a defined structure. When the 4th section (Distortion) comes in I see a big stone wheel at the top of the pyramid sharpening sound and shooting out little sparks of Jazz. Lol.. I just had to share that :) ... OK ... Sorry to be so wordy. Thanks for listening Hope ya dig it Brothers :) 'Peace'
Chem ConThis track is "Chem Con", "The Idiot Savants", "Mel",2002 Sebastian 'Brother Mason' Jaross on Bass
Hold'in OnLive blues tracks from "Live @ the Iron Horse" Craig E. Allen. Excellent live tracks. Craig Allen (Vocal), Ron Wetzel (lead), Tom Wallenburn (rhythm), Tom Sims (Drums), Sebastian D. Jaross (Bass).
Trust meBass work from "Dreamer", Sebastian D. Jaross Sebastian "Brother Mason" Jaross (Instrumental)
Rich ManVocal work from "Dreamer" Sebastian D. Jaross
Pisces 480's music from "Manic Weekend Session", Sebastian "Brother Mason" Jaross. William Creswell (Vocal, lead), Sebastian D. Jaross (Bass).
Final BoutAlt. Jazz work from "Mel", Sebastian D. Jaross. One of my personal favorites. Alternative Jazz-Rock. "Cuzn Pat" Young on Vocal. Rustle (Baloo) Ruddy on lead, Ana (Fred) Hewitt on drums and Sebastian "Brother Mason" Jaross on Bass.
Dance of Death
Dance of DeathPowerful metal from "God of Dreams" Sebastian D. Jaross. Josh Tyree (Vocal), Elliot "Elwood" Burke (Drums), Kevin Evansen (lead), Sebastian "Brother Mason" Jaross (Bass).
Can't See The S.F.M.T.
Can't See The S.F.M.T.Live blues tracks from "Live @ the Iron Horse" Craig E. Allen. Excellent live tracks. Craig Allen (Vocal), Ron Wetzel (lead), Tom Wallenburn (rhythm), Tom Sims (Drums), Sebastian D. Jaross (Bass).
DryBass work from "Dreamer", Sebastian D. Jaross Sebastian "Brother Mason" Jaross (Instrumental)
Dity don do dat
Dity don do datVocal work from "Dreamer" Sebastian D. Jaross
Vitamnin C80's music from "Manic Weekend Session", Sebastian "Brother Mason" Jaross. William Creswell (Vocal, lead), Sebastian D. Jaross (Bass).
Cspan SupermanFunk work from "Mel", Sebastian D. Jaross. One of my personal favorites. Alternative Jazz-Rock. "Cuzn Pat" Young on Vocal. Rustle (Baloo) Ruddy on lead, Ana (Fred) Hewitt on drums and Sebastian "Brother Mason" Jaross on Bass.
One Step Ahead
One Step AheadLive blues tracks from "Live @ the Iron Horse" Craig E. Allen. Excellent live tracks. Craig Allen (Vocal), Ron Wetzel (lead), Tom Wallenburn (rhythm), Tom Sims (Drums), Sebastian D. Jaross (Bass).
Bone SawBass work from "Dreamer" Sebastian D. Jaross Nice clean display piece.
Were EqualVocal work from "Dreamer" Sebastian D. Jaross This song is very important to me. It says some things that need to be said. Its the truth and I don't charge for that. So download it. Share it. And please, support Oxfam America or a like minded organization of your choosing. Me @ Oxfam America: http://my.oxfamamerica.org/fundraise?fcid=243435
Master BaiterWelcome Brothers. Tonight's release is "Master Baiter", "Mel",2002 (Me on bass) This is is a very funny song :) It 'Is' Radio legal but you'd never know it. I wrote this as a test for one of my best friends "Cuzn Pat" Young. I knew the batch of material I was writing was going to draw a lot of heat from the conservatives. So I had to know that the singer I chose wasn't going to be afraid to sing the words I write, 'out loud', in "Pubic". So I, logically, Decided to write a song promoting masturbation :) I figured if he could sing "I'm a Masterbater" 10 or 20 times with style then He was ready. Turns out not only was he ready.. He owned it :) A true counter culture hero in my eyes. That's it for the song other then this... This is Not my mix. I think I got buried :( The 'Blind Pirate' is still a genius. We just don't agree on this mix. I'm rerecording it soon :) Alternative Jazz-Rock. "Cuzn Pat" Young on Vocal. Rustle (Baloo) Ruddy on lead, Ana (Fred) Hewitt on drums and Sebastian "Brother Mason" Jaross on Bass. Anyway... Thanks for listening Brothers. Hope ya dig it :) 'Peace'
MelAlt. Jazz work from "Mel", Sebastian D. Jaross. One of my personal favorites. Alternative Jazz-Rock. "Cuzn Pat" Young on Vocal. Rustle (Baloo) Ruddy on lead, Ana (Fred) Hewitt on drums and Sebastian "Brother Mason" Jaross on Bass.
Dieing TimePowerful metal from "God of Dreams" Sebastian D. Jaross. Josh Tyree (Vocal), Elliot "Elwood" Burke (Drums), Kevin Evansen (lead), Sebastian "Brother Mason" Jaross (Bass).
One More Song
One More SongLive blues tracks from "Live @ the Iron Horse" Craig E. Allen. Excellent live tracks. Craig Allen (Vocal), Ron Wetzel (lead), Tom Wallenburn (rhythm), Tom Sims (Drums), Sebastian D. Jaross (Bass).