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kit406564
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SEEKING

Drums, Piano, Upright bass.

ABOUT

I'm a singer and saxophonist mainly into swing/jive but also jazz, blues, rock'n'roll, vintage pop/rock, soul/motown and whatever else catches my interest. I value fun and humour in music and enjoy writing songs too. I lead my own swing/jive band One Jump Ahead and also rehearse (and occasionally gig) with a 1920s jazz band and a 16-piece jazz big band. While I much prefer playing in a band situation, a few years ago I started performing solo with backing tracks because the economics make it so much easier to get work. I'm happy to do one-off deps and I'm a competent reader and busker on alto, tenor and baritone. I can play a bit of guitar, flute and clarinet too but not to a high standard!

Screen name:
kit406564
Member since:
Nov 19 2021
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week

Influences

Louis Jordan, Ray Charles, Big Joe Turner, Louis Prima, Mose Allison, Dr John, Fats Domino, Little Willie John, Percy Mayfield, Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, 1940s big bands, Hoosier Hot Shots, Eric Two Scoops Moore, Charlie Wood, Paul Simon, Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, Amy Winehouse, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, everything I've ever heard and everyone I've ever played with!

Instrument experience:

Saxophone:
Expert
Vocalist:
Expert
Flute:
Moderate
Clarinet:
Intermediate
Rhythm Guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

600w PA with 300w foldback and about half a dozen mics & stands
Yanagisawa baritone sax
Yamaha YTS61 tenor sax
Paul Mauriat alto sax
B&H Regent clarinet
Jupiter JFL 511E flute
Tascam DP-24SD portastudio

MUSIC