I began playing guitar at 14 and began getting into jazz right before High School was out... Then I attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. and sutdied Guitar Performance and Film Scoring there and NEC (New England Conservatory). I have played with many well known artists, both from the jazz world and the pop/rock world. I also began cutting my teeth on recording technology.
I now write, produce, engineer and play pretty much everything on ever recording I put out, unless it is for other artists, in which case I play only the parts that are needed (they sometimes sing and/or play an instrument). I play guitar, bass, drums, some keys, many ethnic instruments and do a fair bit of programming (drums, synth, etc.)
I occasionally play duo gigs with vocalists or horn players, do some band gigs and play high profile wedding/corporate gigs doing solo jazz guitar stuff (standards, reharmonizations, ceremonial music, etc.)
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
I heard of it through a websearch
What Instrument do you play?
Vocalist, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Other
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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."