The "Multi-Genre" Gigging Bassist Club???
I have found this an interesting topic over the last few months with a lot of my musician friends in my area. I currently play steady gigs with a Traditional Jazz Trio (every other weekend), a classic funk band (3-5 gigs per month), a smooth jazz house band (most Friday nights), a rock trio (Sunday showcase once a month), a grunge / alt cover band (2-3 gigs a month), a finally a pop / new wave gig (as an oncall fill in because the other bassist is a nurse at a hospital and is on-call a lot).
As you can see I cover a wide range of music. I really find it fulfilling and really enjoy it. I love playing the bass and really love playing live, but one thing I have seen my whole life are players who really limit their learning to certain styles and only touch the surface of others. I made it my point to really become fluid in all styles. Are their any other steady players who really have a wide range of gig's or are you primarily one genre? I am talking about gig's not what you learn in your practice routines.
When all else fails....just let the FUNK fly!!!!
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