- Current Setup:
- Tokai, Jazz Sound, Takamine Classical. GK heads, Epifani cabs
- Previously owned gear:
- Over 40 basses from high to low end. Some unusual basses I've had:
Ken Bebensee Conqueror 6, Pedulla MVP4 and 5, Treker Louis Johnson 5 Zon Sonus 5 and 4, PBC 5-string, Peavey B-Quad 4, Steinberger XL-2, Tokai Jazz Sound, Plus a load of Fenders, Peaveys Ibanez, etc.
- G.A.S. List:
- My setup will do me right now.
- Gigs, Bands, & Ensembles:
- CCSF Jazz Band
- Influences and Teachers:
- Renato Rocha, Neto Pavanelli, Jaco, Jamerson, Brian Wilson, Paul McCartney, Arthur Maia, Hermeto Pascoal, Itibere Zwarg, Kai Eckhardt, Michael Manring, Bunny Brunel, Chico Buarque, Milton Nascimento, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Tom Ze, Victor Wooten, Oscar Pettiford, Miles Davis (More to come)
- Other Hobbies & Interests:
- Songwriting, Standup Comedy, Writing, Movies, Food, Biking...
- Available for instruction:
- San Francisco Bay Area
- Areas of Instruction::
- Bass Guitar
- Teaching Credentials:
- B.A. in Music, San Francisco State University.
Currently teaching and accepting new students in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lessons are taught at Haight-Ashbury Music Center. Housecalls available, depending on location.
Blackbird is not a member of any public groups