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Band to Join, Vocalist - Tenor, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Vocalist - Alto, Upright bass.

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Bari, tenor, alto and soprano sax player with Raftus Brown and the Melrose Horns, a three horn seven piece horn driven blues/R&B roots rock band. ://melrosehorns/index.html Can read music and improvise. 352-281-8297.

Steve, a native of the Chicago area, played his first gig at age 13 in a blues bar in the steel town of Gary, Indiana. His bands, Bill and the Bachelors, and the Good Times Quintet played summer-long stints at Chicago area resorts, clubs, and special events. Steve “paid his dues” with the Bachelors, on the road, as the house band at Porky's Hide-Away in Fort Lauderdale Florida, in the gritty auto manufacturing city of Kenosha Wisconsin, and Calumet City, a notorious wide-open South Chicago suburb. Two players in the Bachelors, Curley Cooke and Tim Davis, co-founded the Steve Miller Band. In 1998, Steve’s Chicago blues band, "Code Blues", a 6-piece horn-driven outfit, came together as a result of a project at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music. Code Blues played at well-known Chicago area clubs (Cubby Bear, Chord-On-Blues, Flatlanders), corporate events ( Abbott Labs, Crate and Barrel ), high profile North Shore society civic, charitable events, and festivals. Code Blues was featured at the United Center, playing for the Chicago Bulls.
Steve , along with Bubba’s bassist Mike Raftice, co-founded Gainesville’s 6th Street Rhythm and Blues Review; “6th Street” was featured twice at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, the Daytona Blues Festival, Amelia Island Blues Festival, the legendary Bradfordville Blues Club in Tallahassee, backed New York’s Nicole Hart and opened for, among others, Tommy Castro, Debbie Davies, John Nemeth, and Roomful of Blues.

Screen name:
steve1002801
Member since:
May 04 2014
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Doc Kupka, Mark Early, Doug James, Sam Butera, Stanley Turrentine, King Curtis. Interests/influences range from blues, roots rock, straight ahead jazz and standards.

Instrument experience:

Saxophone:
Advanced
Trombone:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Selmer Mark VI tenor sax, Martin Committee ("The Martin") baritone sax, Yamaha "82Z" alto sax, Yamaha 875EXHG soprano sax. Large computer "library" of horn charts.