SEEKING

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ABOUT

After about 10 years playing guitar as a hobby, I took up the sax to take jazz and blues to the next level.

My training was based on playing in a concert band to get a sense of what it is like to read music, pay attention to the conductor, listen (listen, and listen, and listen some more) to what is going on around i.e., volume/dynamics and keeping time, and knowing when to 'say/blow' something or deciding that less is more. That said, I find the sax the best way to express my thoughts and feelings.


I've been branching out with jazz improv classes, New Orleans Street jazz and have been invited to play with the http://www.thewoodshedorchestra.com/. Not because I'm awesome, but because the band is. And they are awesome because they believe music is a collaborative thing.

Screen name:
yvesax
Member since:
Jul 24 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
10
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Eclectic is the polite word, My friends say it's all over the fu*king place. There is some truth to that, why not listen and learn?

But if there is short list, here goes, off the top of my head in no order: Wayne Shorter, Phil Woods, Andy McKay, Joshua Redman, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Desmond, Miles, Davis, Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane, The Cure, The Smiths, Roxy Music, Robert Johnson, Joe Pass.

Instrument experience:

Saxophone:
Intermediate
Lead Guitar:
Intermediate
Other:
Intermediate
Rhythm Guitar:
Intermediate
Bass Guitar:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Just my sax.

MUSIC