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My name is Bill. I live in Midtown. New to K.C. and searching for people to play with.

I have a BA in Jazz Performance, Webster U. Indian classical training under Ustad Imrat Khan and the wisdom of many other reputable teachers. I've Hustled, taught in conservatory, recorded, toured, etc... Glitterhouse Records, Germany, Fire Records, UK and Undertow Records, St. Louis, random corporate sessions, dance accompaniment, Indian music recitals, jazz trios and rock and roll.

Looking for anything creative. Originals are preferred. Bebop, progressive rock, blues, R&B, experimental, primal screaming...whatever you like. I have an interest in Indian classical music as well and have some tabla ability.

Sitar anyone?

I'm up for anything from noisy Sunday jams to quiet gigs with brushes. I love improvisation and prefer it over reading or covers. No covers, please. Jazz standards are the exception.

I don't have a space but I willing to set up somewhere hopefully not too far from midtown if possible. There must a few players around here somewhere.

Screen name:
Member since:
Jan 08 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


Everyone in the world who has ever produced a sound, also, the beautiful sounds of Miles, Trane, Tyner, Evans, Fugazi, Radio Head, Neal Young, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Ustad Imrat Khan and way too many dead Motown guys.

Thank you!!

Instrument experience:



*1967 Ludwigs:
5x14 snare drum, 14x22 bass drum,
9x12 mounted tom, 16x16 floor tom.

*1965 Slinglerland snare 6'lug
*1935 Slingerland Radio King
*Pearl maple piccolo
*DW 4000, 3000, hardware

K' and A line

*Mukda Das professional tabla
*Cello (hand carved, Chinese)