Esteban Garcia
Apr 11, 2018
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Esteban Garcia

bassist, arranger, aelurophile, from Portland, OR

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  • About

    Home Page:
    Portland, OR
    Current Setup:
    Double Bass: 1938 Kay C-1
    Bass Guitars: Fender Precision (1976), Jazz (MiM "70s"), Jazz Bass Special (80s MiJ fretless P/J); Sterling by MusicMan SUB Ray 4; G&L Tribute L-2500; Ibanez SRF706 fretless 6-string
    Synth Bass: Korg Volca Bass + Alesis Q25
    Amplification: GK MB 200, GK Neo 112-II
    Favorite Genres:
    Latin, Black American Music, classical
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Pomo Leviathan (Latin jazz): producer, composer, double bass, bass guitar, percussion, piano, reeds
    Totem Soul (R&B/reggae/Americana/jam band): songwriter, lead & backing vox, bass guitar
    The Triage ft. LaTee Da (standards and originals): arranger, co-producer, double bass, bass guitar, drums
    Sexton Mountain Ramblers (Americana): producer, arranger, double bass, bass guitar, vox, various
    Tim Morris Band (classic rock): bass guitar
    Mellow Gillennials (pops/worship team accompaniment): bass guitar, guitar, drums
    Marguerite Bells (handbell choir): battery
    Greenville (R&B/Americana): bass guitar, drums, backing vox
    Poli Chávez y sus Coronados (tejano): lead alto sax
    Pays des Cathares (classical/experimental): clarinet, alto sax
    Quatuor de Gadbois (classical): clarinet
    Wholistic Ramblers (Americana): bass, backing vox

    Sky Truthhawk and the I-Ones (reggae): bass, drums, guitar
    Sloppy Drunk Blues Band (classic rock): rhythm guitar
    Previously Owned Gear:
    ALL KINDS OF WORTHLESS JUNK! (And a few things that would make me rich today if I'd held on to them)
    G.A.S. List:
    Better chops, more gigs
    Influences and Teachers:
    Influences: The Meters, The Neville Brothers, 70s NYC salsa/bugalú/brown-eyed soul, Cachao, Oscar D'León, Poncho Sanchez, Tony Banda, Rene Camacho, Dr. John, David Barard, Willie Colón, The Staple Singers, Betty Harris, Irakere, Los Van Van, N.G. La Banda, Parliament/Funkadelic, Bootsy!, Larry Graham, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, Esther Phillips, Phillip Glass, Phyllis Dillon, Peter Tosh, Aston Barrett, Paquito D'Rivera, Lee Dorsey, Celia Cruz, Georgia Aguirre, Orquesta Anacaona, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Hiking, climbing, skiing, meditating
    Rekindling long-dormant solo project Pomo Leviathan (all instruments, vocals, compositions, arrangements and production)

    Debut single "Melospiza Mood" now streaming.

    DIY video:


    I like all the basses
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