Jacksonville FL turns out some of the best musicians PERIOD. This dude right here on bass is a beast! Rick Benjamin. I think he's one of the best around. Jon Reshard is also from jax
And drummers....get out! Jimmy hill jr. (Fantasia), bim Owens (Christian mcbride), Padget nanton, Jamison Ross (2012 thelonious monk award winner) just to name a few.
I play with jimmy in another band....BEAST!
This is from last night....Rick Benjamin on bass....him and the sax player (Darren Escar) both play with fantasia. I also play with Darren in another band: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBEePqRdo78
Here's jimmy hill and his brother Jevon (keys/fantasia musical direct.) with my band: http://youtu.be/tiqpjyQaXJw
Here's Padget nanton: http://youtu.be/GlduG_2ZknA
Jon Reshard!!!!! http://youtu.be/2XVAME9qUxw
There are soooooo many freaking awesome players that I play with on a regular basis. I'm truly spoiled!