West Coast Jazz Project
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SEEKING

Lead Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano.

ABOUT

Jazz trio / quartet primarily seeking a piano/keyboard player but also other jazz musicians to work with. We play classic jazz / jazz standards; see "Influences" below to get a better idea of our interests.

We will embark on a fun album recording project and are looking for a jazz keyboard / piano player to accompany us in this project and beyond. We would take whatever time is necessary to get you up to speed prior to recording (the person who has played piano with us up to this point is unfortunately unable to continue with us going forward).

If you play piano, guitar, a horn (sax, trumpet, whatever) and you are interested in working with our band please reach out to us.

We are easy going, formally trained good and capable musicians. We want to have a good time enjoying a shared passion with some fun and able musicians. We strive to play well and to grow as musicians.

You love playing / singing classic jazz and lounge style Jazz (including Latin and Bossa), you are easy going and fun, competent on your instrument. Please, we really do not have the time or patience for anyone who is not a friendly, collaborative and committed team player. Also, if you generally have difficulties following through on things then we are not the band for you ;-)

This is all about having fun and playing well. We will play some gigs from time to time and would enjoy doing some recording too. So, just to make it clear, if you are into Jazz, and into learning songs and creating some sets and if you are into playing occasional gigs and making some recordings then this is the band for you. If you are not into these, then this is not the band for you.

We generally do not have a premium account here at Bandmix and thus cannot always reach out to you via Bandmix. However, feel free to send us a note and we will respond. You can also find and communicate with us us at:
randygilesmusic.com/the-west-coast-jazz-project Thanks.

Screen name:
West Coast Jazz Project
Member since:
Jan 28 2018
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
1
Tend to practice:
1 time per week

Influences

We have a very broad set of influences through the Latin and Jazz genres but we are also influenced by Funk, R&B, Soul and Blues.

Some of the music we enjoy playing:

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, Wayne Shorter and Paul Desmond (for example). In this category we 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 We enjoy Chick Corea, Red Garland, Ella, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Lena Horn, Diana Krall, Herbie Hancock, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ray Brown, Ron Carter, etc.

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

Additionally, we are looking forward to arranging some of these classic tunes to put our own stamp on them, where we showcase our style and strengths.

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

Members Of Band

You can check us out at:
http://randygilesmusic.com/the-west-coast-jazz-project

EQUIPMENT

We have all of the necessary gear. We are based out of Vancouver BC.