Richard Best


Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard.


I am currently looking for people who want to play fusion. I'm interested in the music from people like Chick Corea, David Benoit, David Sanborn, John Scofield, Joyce Cooling, Lee Ritenour, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, etc. I also want to do tunes that are simply fun. And it has to be challenging.

Screen name:
Richard Best
Member since:
Nov 11 2012
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week


Favourite drummers/possible influences: Bill Buford, Bill Stewart, Buddy Rich, Claude Ranger, Connie Kay, Danny Gottleib, David Garabaldi, Elvin Jones, Jack Dejohnette, Joe Morello, Keith Moon, Mick Fleetwood, Simon Phillips, Terry Bozzio, Terry Clark, Tony Williams, Trilok Gurtu, etc.

Instrument experience:



Vintage Gretsch 'be-bop' kit (from 1983).
Vintage Leedy Shelly Manne kit (1960)
Vintage "Milestone" fusion kit (1978)
Cymbals from Zildjian, Sabian, Dream, Murat Diril, and UFIP,
A bunch of vintage Slingerland, Gretsch and Ludwig snare drums.


Past Events

Join local jazz musicians and jazz aficionados as we present our next open stage jazz evening in downtown Oakville. Bring your ax or just drop by and listen. All are welcome. Amps and some instruments provided.

For more information, please contact:

Richard Best -, 905-844-2379