I am a singer / performer
I am the lead singer for the rock n roll band called Black Sunshyne. I specialize in singing and song writing.
bass player, acoustic guitarist, songwriter
I am a classical pianist. I specialise in Bach
I am first of all a woodwind player, specialising mostly in playing Native American flutes, as well as playing the recorder, some on the xaphoon, and a bit of the piano.
I'm a flute and bandoneon player, as well as composer. I have a bass, an alto, a wooden and a C flute.
Specialty: Argentinian tango, afro-jazz, latin-jazz, indian-jazz, free-jazz, improvised music, relaxation music.
I specialise in Mongolian Overtone Chanting, and also sing "normally", play fiddle, Irish bouzouki and most things with strings.
Im a saxophone player and flautist
I play the flute, compose, and arrange my music. I have a 5 piece Latin Jazz group called Phoenix Rising.I also play Salsa music and have been doing that for over 30 years.
I'm a jazz flutist who plays a range of world-based jazz and straight-ahead. I have over a dozen CD's recorded in a variety of styles including Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Jewish. May latest CD is Straight No Chaser, with guitarist Dave and coming out very soon a Brazilian CD with Romero Lubambo on guitar and percussionist Cyro Baptists. I have a new CD coming out with pianist Omar Sosa and African musicians.
I am Concert Administrator for Music in the Round, the UK's largest promoter of chamber music outside of London.
I try to make people laugh. I am on a bit of a mission to recall the great tradition of humor in Jazz, those great entertainers of the past like Cab Calloway, Louis Jordan, Slim and Slam, Louis Armstrong, and the modern day jesters like Dave Frishberg and Bob Dorough. I try to make my programs entertaining and accesable to a wide audience. The FunnyJazzChick podcast started as a lark and quickly became an obsession.
I'm a trumpet and mellophone player, and hands-down my strongest skill is playing by ear. I studied jazz at university and college, but since then have played more and more pop-oriented music, generally with a strong improvisational element.
I have also learned, through trial and error, how to play behind vocalists really well, and am skilled at playing "in the gaps" and layering textures underneath the melodic line.
On the side I also do a lot of composition, and generally write my music straight to staff paper, not using either my instrument or a piano.
I play guitar, sing, play bass, and write music. I also have a B. Mus in Music Production and Engineering, and do a lot of recording and mixing for others.
My musical specialty is basically rock, but that covers everything from quiet acoustic folk-type music to pretty heavy, noisy stuff. That whole spectrum is where I'm most comfortable, and where I do most of my writing and performing. I also write music for film/TV, and the styles are far more varied in my work there - metal, bluegrass, piano, orchestral, electronic, hip hop, whatever. It's a good way to branch out and make sure you have solid musical/compositional foundations underneath, no matter what the arrangement clothing may look like.
I'm a jazz bassist and composer.