Have you performed in front of an audience?
Live Improvised Music is my passion, just throwing yourself out there as a musician and playing music, not songs. Original music created on the spot theat has never been played before and will likely never be played again. If we do play it again, we "Improvise on the Theme". This takes courage and fellow musicians with courage to walk out on stage and commit to a program of improvisation.
Your musical influences
In no particular order: Miles Davis, Weather Report, Joe Zawinul, Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock, The Headhunters, John Scofield, Avi Bortnick, Andreas Vollenweider, John Abercrombie, Jan Garbarek, Jan Hammer, Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Bill Frisell, Terje Rypdal, Eberhard Weber, Ralph Towner, Tony Williams, Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, Bennie Maupin, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Return To Forever, Jerry Goodman, Mick Goodrick, Chico Hamilton, Baird Hersey, Alphonso Johnson, Chuck Mangione, Art Blakey, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Grover Washinton Jr., Jean-Luc Ponty, Allan Holdsworth, Tom Scott, Mickey Hart, Pierre Akendengue, Oliver Mtukudzi, Habib Koite & Bamada, Kotoja, Thomas Mapfumo, Mlimani Park Orchestra, Salif Keita, Johnny Clegg and Savuka/Juluka, Fela Kuti, Peter Gabriel, Strunz & Farah, Ottmar Liebert, Ravi Shankar, Bob, Ziggy, Damien and Julian Marley, Israel Vibration, Capleton, Queen Latifah, Dr. John, Claude Debussy, Erik Satie, Igor Stravinsky, Puccini, Argent, The Beatles, Be-Bop Deluxe, David Bowie, Bill Bruford, Alice Cooper, DEVO, The Doobie Brothers, ELP, Steely Dan, Ultravox, Genesis, Gentle Giant, Iggy Pop, Kraftwerk, Nektar, Graham Parker, Public Image LTD, Rush, Savoy Brown, Paul Simon, Supertramp, Johnny & Edgar Winter, The Who, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Walter/Wendy Carlos, Beastie Boys, Cypress Hill, Yes, Hawkwind, ELO, Pop Will Eat Itself (PWEI), KMFDM, XTC, Roxy Music, David Byrne, TalkingHeads, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, King Crimson, Magazine, Luxuria, Howard Devoto, Todd Rundgren's Utopia, Jimmy Buffett, Canned Heat, Frank Zappa, The Cure, Carlos Santana, John Lennon, Ginger Baker, OMD, New Order, Prince, Jimi Hendrix, The Tubes and many others not listed here.
What equipment do you use?
A Hart Dynamics Prodigy Digital Drum Set and a Yamaha DD-55 run through a Roland TD-6 drum module.