SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone.

ABOUT

Former US Army Bass Player, Electric & Upright, Vocalist, and Arranger.

Studied Electric Bass, Theory and Vocals, El Centro College, Jazz Improve Manhattan School of Music.

I began playing Electric Bass at the age of 11. Three years before, I played the guitar. I have performed with some of the most gifted musicians on the planet, including (Lucky Peterson), (Lowell Fulson), (Joe Williams), (Little Joe Blue), (Paul Shaffer), (James Clay), (Phil Woods).

I've toured and performed in Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, Republic of Georgia, Armenia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Romania, Moldova, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Kosovo, South Korea, Macedonia, Poland, United Kingdom, Hungary, Republic of Czechoslovakia, Iraq, Kuwait, Tunisia, and Morocco.

I read music, play by ear, and, most importantly, play with feeling.

I enjoy singing and rapping, and I also play auxiliary percussion. Singing I'm more comfortable R&B, Pop, Blues, Progressive Jazz, and Jazz Standards.

I prefer Sibelius for arranging and transcribing music.

I have charts, and I'd like to start a music reading therapy session in the PNW.
DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATION
Ready!

Screen name:
That Bass
Member since:
Nov 05 2016
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Age:
50 years

Influences

Charles Mingus, George Gershwin, Israel Lopez Valdes (Cachao), Count Basie, Herbie Hancock Larry Graham Jaco Pastorius, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clark, Ray Brown, James Jamerson, Willie Weeks, Bootsy Collins, Victor Bailey, Wayman Tisdale, Nathan East, Earth Wind and Fire, Ohio Players, Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, B. B. King, Average White Band, Baby Face, Barry White, Jackson Five, James Brown, Bernard Wright, 2Pac, Ice Cube, Black Street, Blue Magic, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Johnnie Taylor, Bobby Womack, Boys ll Men, Boz Scaggs, Brandy, Brecker Brothers, Brian McKnight, Brick, Byron Miller, Calloway, Cameo, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Charlie “Bird” Parker, Charlie Wilson, Ray Charles, Sonny and Cher, Chic, Cgucj Corea, Chris Walker, Commodores, Count Basie, Jazz Crusaders, Curtis Mayfield, David Ruffin, David Sanborn, Dells, Dexter Gordon, Donny Hathaway, Doobie Brothers, Doug Johns, Dramatics, Duke Ellington, Eddie Gomez, Eddie Kendricks, War, Four Tops, Fourplay, Funkadelic, Gap Band, Bee Gees, George Duke, Gerald Weasley, Gladys, Knight and the Pips, Grover Washington, Harvie Swartz, Heatwave, Herbie Hancock, Hiram Bullock, Impressions, Isley Brothers, Jamaaladeen Tacoma, Jamaica Boys, James Clay, James Ingram, Jeff Lorber, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Sample, Joe Stolle, John Coltrane, John Mayer, John Scofield, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, K-Ci & JoJo, Kirk Franklin, Kirk Whalum, Kool and the Gang, L.T.D., Lake Side, Lauryn Hill, Lee Ritenour, Little Joe Blue, LL Cool J, Louis Armstrong, Luther Vandross, Mac Band, Maceo Parker, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Marvin Gaye, Maze, Mary J. Blige, Miles Davis, Musiq Soulchild, Natalie Cole, O’Jays, Parliament, Yarbrough & Peoples, Peter Muller, Pieces of a Dream, Prince, Public Enemy R. Kelly, Richard Tee, Rose Royce, Robert Hurst, Sam & Dave, Seal, Sly and the Family Stone, Smokey Robinson, SMV, Spinners, Spyro Gyra, Stephanie Mills, T-Bone Walker, Taste of Honey, Tears for Fears, Teddy Pendergrass, Teena Marie, Temptations, Thelonious Monk, Tom Petty, Tower of Power, Tyrone Davis, Victor Bailey, Victor Wooten, Wooten Brothers, Weather Report, Wayne Shorter, Whitney Houston, Wilson Pickett, Yellowjackets, Z.Z Hill, Zapp & Roger, 50 cent, Gary Willis, Bob Babbitt, John Patitucci,
Jimmy Haslip, Francis Rocco Prestia, Stuart Hamm, Brian Bromberg, Esperanza Spalding, Carol Kaye, Verdine White, Louis Johnson, and many more!

Members Of Band

I'm forming a new band you must read Charts, Real Books, and Transcribe music by ear.

I have over 500 charts ranging from Stage Band to Classical etudes: My goal is to play Jazz charts, Pop Charts R&B Charts, and of course, Latin Charts.

For starters, I'm seeking:

Drummer; that plays all styles.
Keyboard player who can play piano as well.
Trombone: who can solo, singing is a plus but not required.
Trumpet: who can solo, singing is a plus but not required.
Tenor Sax players who can solo, the flute is a plus.
Alto Sax Player who can solo, the flute is a plus.
A vocalist who plays guitar would be great!

EQUIPMENT

INSTRUMENTS:

German DDR Upright Bass

Electric Basses:
Fender Jazz, Fender Precision, Lakland Fretless Five, Warwick Tenor 5st

SOUND GEAR:
Sound gear capable of performing small venues and concert arenas.

PEDALS/Hardware:
Tuner
Doctor Q
Octavius Squeezer
Bass Compressor
Bass Super Synth
Loop Station

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Location TBA

Location TBA

I will be performing with the Seattle Peace Chorus in Seattle at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

I will be performing with the Seattle Peace Chorus in Seattle at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center