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SEEKING

Band to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

Music is a Journey

Jean-Christophe Ballarini aka Celebration of Quetzal. It is thought that the quetzal could not be bred or held for any long time in captivity, and indeed it was noted for usually killing itself soon after being captured or caged. For this reason the Quetzal is a traditional symbol of liberty.

Experienced, inspired and open-minded musician (saxophones, piano, keyboards, percussions, guitars, flute, MAO, composer...) for more than 20 years with project like the Urban Travellers or the Celebration of Quetzal, Jean-Christophe is willing to share an intimate universe via music.
It is a universe filled with creativity, improvisation and contemplation. A place without bounds, without borders, without frontiers (of any kind). Just pleasure and freedom.
So, Enjoy the music, Enjoy Freedom and Enjoy Life simplement...

Screen name:
Jean-christophe Ballarini
Member since:
Jan 06 2009
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Beethoven, Pink Floyd, Fela Kuti, Jamiroquai, Massive Attack, Pantera, Gabriel Faure, Weather Report, Nitin Sawhney, Herbie Hancock, Ravi Shankar, Electro Deluxe, Anderson Paak, Haywyre, Moonchild, Carbon Based Lifeform...

Instrument experience:

Saxophone:
Expert
Electronic Music:
Advanced
Piano:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

- Selmer super action 80 series II Alto saxophone
- Yamaha YTS25 Tenor saxophone
- Conn-Selmer PTS 380V vintage finish Tenor saxophone
- P. Mauriat 2400DK Curved Soprano saxophone.
- Sound Forge Audio Studio 10.0
- Image Line FL Studio 20 Producer Edition
- Avid Sibelius 7 First
- Akai LPK 25 Midi controller
- Yamaha PSR E423 Keyboard
- DigiTech Vocal 300 FX pedal
- Samson Microphones
- Shure SM7B
- Shure SM 57
- Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2 Gen Audio Interface
- KRK Rokit RP5 G3 Monitors
- Sennheiser e608 mic
- Harman/Kardon Soundsticks III
- Sony MDR-1A
- Sony MDR-XD200
- Yamaha MG 12 Analog Mixer
- Novation MiniNova Synthesizer
- AKG Perception Wireless System WMS45, with AKG C519ML Microphone
- Electro Harmonix Riddle Q Balls Filter
- Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro

MUSIC