stephen65411
CONTACT

SEEKING

Saxophone.

ABOUT

Drummer, jazz guitarist.

My first band experience was in 1971 as a rhythm guitarist. I also had a keen interest in drums and took up drum lessons in 1972 (which introduced me to reading drum scores right from the get go), playing as a rhythm guitarist in some bands and a drummer in others.
Around the early 80s I began to look at the remote possibility of becoming a jazz guitarist. Basically, I wanted to play piano on guitar - to play melody and chords (or lead and rhythm) on the one instrument. These days, I like the challenge of playing jazz fusion styles such as jazz/rock and jazz/funk or just trying to 'master' some of the jazz 'standards'.
As for drumming, I just crank up a heap of my favourite bands and jump on the kit - just for fun.
I have no wish to join a band, however there are many times when playing a few jazz pieces on guitar (Take Five, Ipanema etc), I wish I knew a saxophonist (with strong improvisational skills) who could present his/her interpretation of the melody while hopefully being supported by some solid rhythm guitar - just for fun.
Alternatively, when playing the drums I often wonder what sort of sound could be produced if my drums were complemented by a funky bass and a jazz pianist.
Ultimately, I'm looking for people around my own age (50 plus) who have some spare time and who enjoy playing jazz in a relaxed environment between 10 a.m and 6 p.m.

Screen name:
stephen65411
Member since:
Sep 08 2020
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Most available:
Days

Influences

George Benson. Santana. Atlantics. Dave Brubeck. Cole Porter. Cream. Led Zeppelin. Hendrix. Antonio Carlos Jobim. Pink Floyd. Rolling Stones. Pietro Mascagni (Cavalleria Rusticana). Bobby Darin (Splish Splash).

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Drums:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha Electronic drum kit. (After a number of Pearl and Tama kits). 100 watt Fender bass amp. 60 watt Roland guitar amp. Ibanez solid body electric. Fender Squier Stratocaster. Fender SquierTelecaster. Various bass guitars and acoustic guitars. Roland Electric piano.

MUSIC