Hayward WI United States of America
Member since January 17, 2011
I began playing flute in grade school 100 years ago. It wasn't easy being the only boy playing flute then. I became interested in jazz in high school so I learned sax and played in the high school jazz band. After High school I played full time in a rock band for four years, some original, mostly cover. Suddenly I found out I had to get a real job. Took a few years off (a lot of years), enlisted in the Navy, med school, great marriage and kids. Landed myself and family in NW Wisconsin where I rediscovered music, and found out that jazz musicians are an endangered species here. So, I ended up playing with midi background tracks. I found Kompoz and it's been a Godsend.
Alto Sax- Yamaha 62II with Beechler Bellite 7 and Fibracell
Alto Sax - Beuscher True Tone Silver 1931 Dukoff D7
Tenor Sax - French Vito (1961) Beechler Bellite 9 and Fibracell
Soprano Sax - Yamaha 475 Runyon Quntum
Bari Sax - Conn 12m
Flute - OLD Gemeinhardt
Wind Controller - Yamaha WX5 with VL70M and soft synths
Record with MXL 4000, Studio V3 tube preamp, Lexicon Lambda DAW and use Sonar.
Heroes: Pat Metheney, Nelson Rangell, Michael Brecker, David (of coarse) Sanborn, Eric Merienthal and all the past masters.