TOPJAZZ
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Upright bass, Clarinet.

ABOUT

I play Contemporary Jazz, R&B, Funk, POP and Old School Soul. I play the spectrum of each - such as anything from Steely Dan and David Sanborn to George Duke and Spyro Gyra for Jazz. I've played behind a lot of Soulful ladies singing Chaka Kahn, Anita Baker, Jill Scott and others - Jazzy stuff. Of course there's EWF, Maze, Jeffrey Osborn, Micheal Jackson, Isley Brothers and others.

Screen name:
TOPJAZZ
Member since:
Feb 21 2017
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Anything Quincy Jones touches, including all on his massive list of chart-topping artists. Maurice White and Earth, Wind and Fire. George Duke, Rufus and Chaka Khan, Minnie Ripperton, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Pleasure, Michael McDonald, AWB - long list. There's a lot of R&B, Jazz and Old School that I'm close to but those who've I've been influenced by are most notably those who I've followed most of my life, from album to album and influenced how I play.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Gretsch G2622, Gibson Les Paul Studio, Epiphone Les Paul Custom Prophecy, Epiphone ES339 P90 Pro, Taylor 12 String Accoustic/Electric Guitar