Musical Artist, Music Director, Arranger, Composer
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Jazz Electric Bass Guitar and Music Instruction
Jamie is a graduate of Berklee College of Music (’79) in Boston, MA. He was a composition major and performing artist in residence for 8 years in Boston. He has been performing and teaching for 30+ years.
Jamie visited Charleston for the first time in 1975 as a member of the pop group The Buckinghams. He toured the country with them and other notable bands for two years.
Jamie moved to New York City in 1981 and quickly became a sought after player in the club date field, playing bass, and guitar and as a vocalist. He wrote arrangements for several Atlantic City nightclub acts, as well as being a feature player for many of those bands. While a feature player for the Lester Lanin Orchestra and the Peter Duchin Orchestras, Jamie played in all the major hotels in NYC as well as inaugural balls in Wash, D.C. Jamie has performed on cruise ships sailing from NYC to Caribbean ports in small bands and orchestras, playing the shows of many headliners like Dinah Shore and Ben Vereen.
Jamie moved to Galway, Ireland in 1999 where continued to play jazz with local players. He played shows in the Town Hall and had several bass students.
Jamie moved to Charleston in August, 2008 and has been playing with various local artists in restaurants and resorts. His teaching experience is now available privately. Instruction in Jazz Improvisation and Theory and Electric Bass guitar are taught separately.
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No problem.. I will be 64 in Sept and the arthritis in my hands have slowed me down considerably.. However, we do what we can.. Be sure and check out my rendition of Good Morning Heartaches with organ and sax..(I try to sing a little too) lol....I have kicked bass on organ for so long that playing with a bass player is rather difficult,,,I may have to change that with regard to the arthritis.. :-( I use to play better but the heart is there ,(I hope you can tell)...Take care and God bless,,,,fdupr
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."