Jiles
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SEEKING

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

ABOUT

DRUMMER SEEKING MUSICIANS TO FORM JAZZ(ish) BAND OR SEEKING AN EXISTING JAZZ(ish) BAND TO JOIN ... That is Jazz with perhaps a bit of Soul, R&B and Funk tossed in.

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

I am an easy going guy who is a formally trained good and capable drummer getting back into regular playing after years of too much of working for a living and not enough playing music. 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 jazz (and jazz-ish) music are easy going and fun, reasonably competent on your instrument / voice. Your primary reason for doing this is to have fun. Please, no control freaks, no egomaniacs and no disorganized flakes; life is too short for that stuff ;-)

This is all about having fun but I would like that fun to include the idea of playing well, playing some local gigs from and perhaps doing some recording. It would be an ongoing thing that would respect the fact that the band is but one part of life ... balance is key ;-)

I do not have a premium account here at Bandmix at this time and thus cannot 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 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Most available:
Days

Influences

I have a very broad set of influences through the Jazz, Funk, R&B, Soul, Blues, Latin, and Rock genres. However, it is the music in and around "Jazz Standards" (Real Book / Fake Book) with a bit of Soul, R&B and Funk tossed in, that I am wanting to play. Below is a list to help you understand some of my artist and composer influences from the jazz world:
Oscar Peterson, Stan Getz, Louis Armstrong, Paul Desmond, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Lena Horn, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Chet Baker, Nina Simone, Diana Krall, Lester Young, Count Basie, Louie Bellson, Gene Ammons, Cannonball Adderley, Lou Donaldson, Ron Carter, Ray Brown, John Coletrane, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Charles Earland, Joey Defrancesco, Dave Brubeck, Joe Pass, Zoot Sims, Tito Puente, Hank Mobley ... and on and on
I prefer music that has a discernible melody and a rhythm 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, as well as some recording equipment (M-Audio Fast Track C600 Audio Interface, Shure SM57 mic, Boss stereo effects processor, computer, software, etc.). I have a Yamaha keyboard (PSR-293) 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.