I am a 44yr old keyboardist, singer/songwriter. After singing in many local cover bands through my teen years, i originally wanted to write music to sing to. I picked up my first keyboard at age 21, and thats also when i fell in love Jazz music. I taught myself, and play totally by ear.I still average about 3-6 hours playing time a day. I also write pop/rock vocal songs as well. My goal with my music is to get these songs in the studio, put out the Cd, and hopefully generate some interest. As a writer , there are many avenues i'd like to pursue, like writing for other artists, and tv & movie, and of course live performances & forming a band..................
MY INFLUENCES: David Benoit, The Rippington's , Spyro Gyra, Cheili Minnucci & Special Efx, Allan Holdsworth, Chick Corea, Steve Morse & the Dixie Dreggs, Al Jarreau, Don Dorsey (Bachbusters) Todd Rundgren & Utopia, Billy Joel , Yngwie Malmsteen, Dream Theater,Eric Johnson and many many more!
NOTE: All the songs on my player are DEMO"S, basement recordings with my Fostex 8trk hd/cd, Boss dr-770 drum machine, and i play the Korg Triton Le.
PLAYERS NEEDED: I'm still looking for: guitarist's, drummer's & saxophonist for this CD. Any interested please send me a message!! Thank you!
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my friend Peggie Perkins, awesome Jazz singer, check out her page! :)
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thanks very much for listening...I like "North meets South," the guitar is very cool. Oh, and "Lugar Bonito" is one of my Life's favorite songs of all time...I'm glad you like it, too. I sang it for my father (that entire CD, "A Sonny Day," is dedicated to him. )
PS: I clicked on Peggy's link but it no longer works...I'd like to hear her, too!! Hey, by the way, I went to school near Buffalo (Rochester) and hope to get back there next year to play. Thanks for 'stopping by!'
Dave! Thanks for the very cool comment you left me. Peggy is a dear soul and creative talent. So glad she turned you onto our jazz community. If you are looking for drummers and sax players be sure to look in those groups here in the network. Or even the collaboration room. This is the place to find what you are looking for....
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."
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