WalterD
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Cello, Accordion, Clarinet, Harp.

ABOUT

I play since I was a kid. I have played any music style and genre in different bands (in Italy). I have started at 10, studying Classical Guitar, then moved to Bass Guitar and for many years I have played on different bands any music genres (pop, rock, fusion, jazz). But finally I have landed on Double Bass and Cello. In the last 15-20 years I have been playing almost exclusively Classical Music (I play in a symphony orchestra) and Jazz. I play Jazz Guitar in a Duo.

Screen name:
WalterD
Member since:
Nov 07 2013
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

On the double bass (jazz): Ron Carter, Charles Haden, Scott La Faro, Charles Mingus, Ray Brown, Paul Chamber. On the electric bass, Marcus Miller , Victor Wooten, Jaco Pastorius, many others.
My influences are diverse and broad. I prefer jazz and classical music, but I like many other styles and genres. I like cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Jaqueline Du Pre, Pablo Casals. I like very much Double Bass player Rinat Ibragimov, the wonderful work of Bottesini (and Dragonetti). I have learned the innovative technique of Francois Rabbath, but I have also studied the Simandl method. Among "influences", how can I forget Bach and Mozart and the wonderful master of Baroque: Vivaldi. I love opera Puccini, Verdi, Donizzetti and Rossini and the one who started opera: Monteverdi.
On Guitar: Wes Montgomery, John Scofield, Joe Pass, Emily Remler, Pat Metheny.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Upright bass:
Expert
Cello:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Piano:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Double Bass (Kolstein) , French style bow (Kolstein), Cello (Kolstein). Gibson ES335. Mark Acoustic Amp, Vox amp.