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Denton, Texas USA


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  • About

    Denton, Texas USA
    Current Setup:
    Orchestra Bass - Pöllmann Imperator 5-String 4/4, Mittenwald 2009
    Jazz / Big Band Bass - Sergio Scaramelli Magnificent 4-string 7/8, Ferrara 2015
    Main Bow - Michael Dölling Silver German
    Backup Bow - Bernd Dölling 100th Anniversary Optik Gold German
    Electric Bass - Fender Jazz 5-String
    Favorite Genres:
    German, Russian, English, Bohemian, Italian Classical and Opera,
    Big Band/swing/jazz
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Tony Plog Orchestra, Cal Poly Little Symphony, Cal Poly Symphonic Band, Dover Symphony Orchestra, Brandywine Pops Orchestra, Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra, Robson Ranch Texas community choir, The Big Band at Robson Ranch Texas
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Tokyo String Instrument, Tokyo 1974, Laminated 4-string DB
    Jay Haide a' l'ancienne, China/Berkeley 2006, Carved 4-string DB
    Bjorn Stoll Heldelberg, Erlbach 2006, 7/8 Carved 5-String DB
    Pöllmann Busseto, Mittenwald 2006, 4/4 size 4-String DB
    Influences and Teachers:
    ISB conventions 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015
    BASSEUROPE's BASS 2010 BERLIN, BASS 2012 COPENHAGEN, BASS 2014, BASS 2016 Praha, TCU Bass fests
    Bradetich Foundation International Double Bass Competition
    Emanuel Heifetz, Cal Poly Little Symphony SLO
    William V. Johnson, Cal Poly Symphonic Band
    Jeff, Gudrun, Grad students @ University of North Texas
    DaXun, Artem, Dominik, Božo, Joel Q, Ron Carter, John, John, Rufus, Charles, Ray all Bass gurus and legends
    Paul, Esteban, Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra friends
    Coldplay, Beatles, Brian Burns, Beach Boys, Stan Kenton
    Bohemian, Italian, Russian and German Symphony and Opera
    Pöllmann, Scaramelli, Robertson's
    Hobbies and Interests:
    World travel, river & ocean cruising, aviation, solar energy, electric cars, Germany, Japan, Scotland, England, real estate, world politics, business, culture, people, music, sales, marketing, landscaping, space, technology, investing, blockchain, crypto, electric bass, double bass, architecture
    My Bass Dreams:
    1) Ability to flawlessly play my Pöllmann 5-string Imperator DB in symphony and jazz settings
    2) Ability to flawlessly play my Scaramelli 4-string DB in Big Band and jazz settings
    3) Ability to flawlessly play my Fender Jazz EB
    4) Ability to fine tune and optimize my sound with my Coda and Fender amps
    5) Ability to understand music theory and compose some great double bass and electric bass music and supporting lines like Ron, Rufus,


    Fascinating Bass Sonorities
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