Jiles
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano.

ABOUT

DRUMMER SEEKING MUSICIANS TO FORM BAND OR SEEKING AN EXISTING BAND TO JOIN ... I'm looking for Classic Jazz, Jazz Lounge Standards, Soul, R&B, Blues and Funk music. I am trying to avoid a "Rock only" band but I do enjoy playing some rock too.

If you play bass, keyboards, guitar, a horn (sax, trumpet, whatever) or can sing and you are interested in being in a band OR if you are an existing band seeking a drummer then read on.

I am an easy going guy who is a formally trained good and capable drummer. I want to have a good time enjoying a shared passion with some fun and able musicians. Ideally our band is between 3 to 5 people. A piano, bass & drums trio would be the minimum add in a guitar and/or horn and a vocalist and we would be more than set.

You love playing classic and lounge style Jazz (including latin and bossa), you like Soul and/or R&B and/or Funk and/or Blues music, you are easy going and fun, reasonably competent on your instrument / voice. Please, no control freaks, no egomaniacs and no disorganized flakes; life is too short for that stuff ;-)

This is all about having fun and playing well. I would like to play gigs and would enjoy doing some recording too (I have the necessary equipment).

I have flexibility that allows me to jam during the day as well as evenings and weekends.

I generally do not have a premium account here at Bandmix and thus cannot always reach out to you. However, feel free to send me a note and I will respond. Thanks.

Screen name:
Jiles
Member since:
Jan 28 2018
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100

Influences

I have a very broad set of influences through the Funk, R&B, Soul, Blues, Latin, Jazz and Rock genres.

Some of the music I would enjoy playing:

Classic Jazz, for example - Blue Note records stuff recorded between 1954 to 1962, much of the music written by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Horace Silver, Hoagy Carmichael and Paul Desmond (for example). In this category I enjoy playing the jazz content of both The Real Book and The Fake Book music collections. Let's not forget the amazing Antonio Carlos Jobim I love his stuff. I enjoy Chick Corea, Red Garland, Ella, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Lena Horn, Diana Krall, etc.
R&B and Soul, for example - Mowtown classics, Aretha Franklin.
Blues - BB King, Eric Clapton, Etta James, etc.
Soul and Funk - Aretha, James Brown, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, etc.
Latin - Tito Puente, Santana, Antonio Carlos Jobim, etc.

I prefer playing music that has a discernible melody and a rhythm and am not at all into the experimental atonal, arhythmic jazz and other equally weird stuff LOL.

If after looking at this profile, you are curious or think maybe I might be what you are looking for, then send me a note. Like I said I am very easy going. We can compare notes and see if it's worth meeting or jamming.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

I have both excellent acoustic and electronic drum kits, and the gear to mic my acoustic kit for live or studio work. I also have some great recording equipment (M-Audio Fast Track C600 Audio Interface, Roland mixer and interface, Apex and Shure SM57 mics, Boss stereo effects processor, computer, DAW software, etc.). I have a feature packed Yamaha keyboard as well.

I have an ok studio/practice space for an all electronic band (electric guitar, electric bass, electronic keyboards, electronic drums); we use a Roland HS-5 Session Mixer to plug into; plug in your instrument, mic and headphones; we get the full volume music experience while others hear only silence! If we choose to use loud and/or acoustic instruments (which I love), no problem, then we simply have to practice elsewhere.