toocold4
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Rhythm Guitar, Piano, Other Percussion, Lead Guitar, Keyboard, Drums, Bass Guitar, Background Singer.

ABOUT

First of all, I'd like to say I love good music!
I started learning/playing saxophone on a consistent basis back in 1990. Started on Alto back in 7th grade learning from a very talented and experienced trumpeter and educator out of Dayton, OH...thx Mr Sutton! I moved on to Tenor as a freshman at C.W. High School for Visual and Performing Arts. So I am a "classically" trained saxophonist. But I've been playing for churches, gospel choirs, community jazz bands, and community concert bands pretty consistently over the past 10+ years, and in that time and through those experiences I have developed a good year, a lot of performance experience, and my own unique style. My Tenor is still my main ax, but I also play Alto, and I've been slowly learning the flute.

So to all of my fellow musicians out here in the STL area, I'm looking to get a new and unique kinda group going. However, I'm very busy with the family and the day job, so I'm not even trying to do this by myself. Here's a short description of what I envision: take the instrumentation set up of a classic jazz "big band" then add some old/nu soul/jazz/r&b(old and new school) musical foundations, then add a dash of gospel/hip-hop/reggae/rock/funk flava, then add some hungry/creative/talented/experienced musicians/arrangers/composers, and then take away the limits and classifications that often times confine one's talents to a specific genre, and there you have it.

Now maybe this doesn't make since to you, and that's cool...that just means I'm not talking to you. But if you are feeling this concept or maybe you even had a similar idea yourself or even if you know someone in the area that is doing (or trying to do) something like this, holla at your boy. Let's make some music, and leave the labels for the canned goods! :).

One more thing, until I am able to get this unique, larger ensemble together, I'm hoping to sit in with or even join a smaller ensemble of a similar nature, so if there are any established groups out there looking for a a good TenorSax-man, look me up. Right now, you can usually hear me on Sunday mornings at FTMBC 10:30 service...if you don't know you better ask somebody. :)

Screen name:
toocold4
Member since:
Feb 13 2008
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Al Green
Angie Stone
Anthony Hamilton
Charlie Parker
David "Fathead" Newman
Earth, Wind & Fire
Erykah Badu
India Arie
Jahiem
James Brown and the J.B.'s
Jill Scott
John Coltrane
John P. Kee
John Legend
Lauryn Hill
Lucy Pearl
Miles Davis
Musiq Soulchild
Quincy Jones
Ray Charles
Santana (Carlos)
Sly and the Family Stone
Stevie Wonder
The FTMBC Band (you ALL truly inspire me every week)
Wyclef Jean
...Just to name a few

Instrument experience:

Saxophone:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Flute:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Cannonball Big Bell Tenor Sax, Chateau Alto Sax, Bundy Flute