I do a solo jazz violin act using various backup music with a small PA system mostly playing swing standards and gypsy jazz. I currently do a regular show at Fortunato's in Woodinville, in the Seattle area. I also host jam sessions and round up players for pickup acoustic style gigs. There are many venues and events out there for a low budget operation and my main goal is to play a lot and round up a following in the Seattle area. I think a manager or agent that understands my capabilities and style and music would have pretty good success booking me around the area. The Jazz Network is one of the few places to ask a question like this, so thanks. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Much success!We are few.. but a definite growing reality!Fact...Every major Jazz Bandleader had a Jazz Violinist...IE...Ellington-Ray Nance,Basie-Claude"Fiddler"Williams,Sun Ra-Stuff Smith-Michael White-Billy Bang-Fiidla,and on and on..lets bring it back!
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
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Grady Tate began his jazz career as a much-celebrated drummer, backing such icons as Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones. Tate has since traded in his skins for a microphone at center stage, where he delivers smooth and soulful baritone vocals. With pianist John di Martino, Tate sings "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "Where Do You Start."
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