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, Soul, R&B, Blues and Funk. 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 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 Classic Jazz, 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 but I would like that fun to include the idea of playing well; we don't need to be expert but we would work to do our very best (while keeping it fun). I would like to play some gigs and would enjoy doing some recording (I have the necessary equipment).

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

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 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
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 and Dave Brubeck (for example). I enjoy playing the jazz content of both The Real Book and The Fake Book music collections.
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, etc.

Some of this music can be adapted to the "lounge music" side of the spectrum which could present some fun opportunities too.

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.