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Band Director and Professional Bassist


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  • About

    Home Page:
    Charlotte, NC
    Band Director and Professional Bassist
    Current Setup:
    Kinal custom MK5, SK5, and Kompact models; Sadowsky NYC 24-fret 5-string; Maruszczyk Elwood L 5a-24; Hamer Cruisebass 5-string fretless with 2Tek bridge; Linc Luthier custom 5-string Impression Bass; Knutson Messenger Custom DLX Electric Upright; Kolstein Guarneri Upright Bass w/ Realist Lifeline & Underwood Pickups; 1930s King Mortone Upright Bass w/Fishman Full Circle Pickup; Prochownik French Bass Bow; Siefert French Bass Bow; Accugroove Wedgie 112; Barefaced Big Baby 2, Super Midget, & One10; MXR M-188 Bass Auto Q, Envelope Filter, & Bass Octave Deluxe; Fulltone BassDrive; Providence Anadime Bass Chorus; Whirlwind OC Bass; TC Electronic Ditto; Boss Bass Flanger & DD-6; Digitech JamMan; Alesis SR-16.
    Favorite Genres:
    Jazz, Rock, Funk, Fusion, Classical, and Christian
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    The Mark Stallings Trio; Hickory Grove Baptist Church (www.hgbc.org); Freelance jazz, rock, classical, and theater gigs.
    Previously Owned Gear:
    John East STMP-01; Demeter Compulator; Acoustic Image Ten2 Series 4 plus; Analog Man Clone Chorus; AccuGroove Whappo Jr. & Tri112L; Lakland Short Scale Hollowbody; Acoustic Image Coda Series III; Aguilar TH500; Bag End SX15-D; Lakland Bob Glaub PJ; Modulus VJ Deluxe with U-Retro Deluxe Preamp; Kinal DK5; Kinal MK-5B; Linc Luthier custom 6-string Bass; Linc Luthier 4-string Fretless Bass; KSD 60s Proto-J 4-string Fretless; Modulus Genesis 5-string; Carvin LB76F six-string fretless; B-Band D1 and Statement Pickups; Ampeg SVT-3 Pro; SWR SM-500; SWR Bigfoot; Aguilar DB750, DB359, and AG500 heads; Aguilar GS112, GS115, and GS210 cabs; Gallien-Krueger MB Fusion; Acme Low B-1; EBS Black Label Octabass; EHX Bass Micro Synth; EHX Black Finger; Chunk Sytems Agent 00Funk Mark II and Brown Dog; Aphex Bass XCiter; B-Band Statement System
    G.A.S. List:
    More Sadowsky NYC and custom Kinal basses, more AccuGroove cabs, more Aguilar and Acoustic Image amps
    Influences and Teachers:
    Dave Pellow (Carnegie Mellon University), Bill Pace (University of Miami), Don Coffman (U of M), Dr. Lucas Drew (U of M), Brad Russell(U of M/Broadway/Mariah Carey), Mike Mosley (UNC Charlotte), Matt Bonelli (U of M/BeeGees), Jeff Mangone (Duquesne University), Ray Brown, Francois Rabbath, Jaco Pastorius, John Patitucci, Milt Hinton, Paul Chambers, John Clayton, Rufus Reid, Christian McBride, Charlie Haden, Chris Wood, Adam Nitti, Trip Wamsley, Oteil Burbridge, Victor Wooten, Nathan East, James Jamerson, Gerard Benson, Ron Brendle, Tom Hildreth, Paul Thompson, Dwayne Dolphin
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Teaching Music, Travel
    Available for Instruction?:
    • Bass Guitar Instruction
    • Double Bass Instruction
    Teaching Credentials:
    Master of Music Education, Graduate Certificate in Teaching, Bachelor of Music in Studio Music & Jazz
    David Vergato is a musician and professional educator with experience teaching band, orchestra, jazz ensemble, guitar, and general music classes. He has earned a Bachelor of Music in Studio Music and Jazz Performance at the highly acclaimed University of Miami Frost School of Music, a Graduate Certificate in Teaching from UNC Charlotte, and a Master of Music Education from Winthrop University (having transferred there from UNC Greensboro). Mr. Vergato has taught in both public and private schools since fall of 2006, building and improving the music programs in the schools. He is a member of the North Carolina Bandmasters Association, the South Central District Bandmasters Association, and the International Society of Bassists. His bands have won Superior and Excellent ratings at concert band festivals, and his students have performed at the the Southern Christmas Show, the (NC) South Central All-District Band Festival, Walt Disney World, Dollywood, and Carowinds. He currently is Director of Bands and Guitar at Bradford Preparatory School, Adjunct Professor of (Upright & Electric) Bass at Winthrop University, and a Professional Bassist. As a freelance musician he has acquired extensive performance experience in a wide variety of musical styles from jazz to classical, musical theater, rock, funk, and contemporary Christian music, and is one of the top bassists in the Charlotte region. He has performed with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (Pops), Denver & The Mile High Orchestra, John Mark McMillan, Leonard Jones, Chad Lawson, Natalie Merchant, Steve Lippia, Five By Design, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Ben Vereen, The Platters, The Smothers Brothers, members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and many others. Mr. Vergato's professional objective is to teach students to foster a deep appreciation and love of music through study and mastery of musical performance, while continuing to grow as a musician and educator.


    Band Director & Professional Bassist
    Sadowsky Club #374, Lakland Owner's Group #462, Villex Owner's Club #10
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