tonykirmser
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ABOUT

I have played bass guitar with many groups, including two jazz big bands and currently an R&B/soul band called Sweet Beaver Soul Band. I have also played in pit orchestras for musicals and with various small jazz combos. I am looking to possibly play gigs with bands/groups in the area.

Screen name:
tonykirmser
Member since:
Nov 24 2009
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

CAB, Terry Gibbs/Buddy DeFranco, Ron Carter, Abraham Laboriel, Nathan East, Jeff Lorber, Joe Sample, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Khan, Paulinho Da Costa, McCoy Tyner, Grover Washington Jr., Idris Muhammad, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Joe Pass, Woody Herman, Joe Henderson, Sonny Rollins, George Cables, Joe Farrell, Peter Erskine, Joe Beck, Bob Mintzer, John Tropea, Thom Rotella Band, Dolphins, Ernie Watts, Pat Martino, Roy Hargrove, John Scofield, Dave Holland, Gary Burton, Wayne Shorter, Charlie Hunter, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Donald Byrd, Maynard Ferguson, Bill Champlin, 311, Chaka Khan, Teena Marie, George Benson, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Eric Johnson, Brother Jack McDuff, Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass, Brecker Brothers, Ambrosia, Bad Religion, David Benoit, Flim & the BB's, Rippingtons, Allman Brothers Band, Pleasure, Roger Troutman/Zapp, Lakeside, Ohio Players, Slave, The Time, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Buddy Rich, Matrix, Anthony Jackson, Lee Ritenour, Herbie Hancock, Blood Sweat & Tears, Ozomatli, Chicago, Tom Scott, Herb Alpert, Jeff Beck, Eberhard Weber, Larry Graham, The Brothers Johnson, Rage Against The Machine, Soundgarden, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, The Dramatics, Stone Temple Pilots, The O'Jays, Dave Weckl, Al Jarreau, Gary Bartz, Larry Carlton, Spyro Gyra, Steve Swallow, Pat Metheny Group, Pat Metheny, Yellowjackets, George Duke, Clover, Booker T. & the MGs, anything on Memphis' Stax Records with Donald "Duck" Dunn on bass, Doobie Brothers, Michael McDonald, Billy Joel, Jamiroquai, The Meters, Michael Jackson, Lettuce, King Curtis, Parliament, Hall And Oates, Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan, Tower Of Power, Little Feat, James Brown, Dave & Don Grusin, Huey Lewis And The News, Toto, Journey, Grateful Dead, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Wes Montgomery, Earth Wind & Fire, Return To Forever, The Commodores, Jaco Pastorius, Stevie Wonder, Christopher Cross, Brand New Heavies, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Weather Report, Van Halen, Sly And The Family Stone, Isley Brothers, Chic, Kool And The Gang, Kenny Loggins, Jay-Z, Jurassic 5, Bob James, Supertramp, Deep Banana Blackout, Deodato, Steve Winwood, Phil Collins, and countless others

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Keyboard:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Squier by Fender Vintage Modified '70s Jazz Bass, Gallien-Krueger MB150S MicroBass Combo Amplifier (with Direct Out XLR)