Jun 8, 2008
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United States
Full Time University Professor
    1. PauFerro
    2. PauFerro
      Happy about the launch of Today's Jazz Book at, also at . Get free charts, mp3's of new songs.
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    3. PauFerro
      Loving every minute of my instrument of choice...just made an inquiry about a custom pickup for it.
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  • About

    United States
    Full Time University Professor
    Current Setup:
    Peavey Pro Bass 500
    Gallien Krueger Amplifier
    Seismic Bass Cabinet
    SX Jazz Bass knock-ff
    Custom Fretless bass
    Ibanez Mikron 5 String (Piccolo bass)
    POG Octaver
    Dunlop Bass Chorus
    Boss Envelope Filter
    Spark Volume Pedal

    Ametto Upright Bass (1/4 Size, a great instrument for getting started on upright, and gigging fast)
    Krivo Electromagnetic upright bass pickup
    FDeck High Pass Filter
    Favorite Genres:
    Classic Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Rock
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Approximately 170 gigs as a weekend warrior, most in the last 6 years. Leader and bassist in 5 groups -- Latin, classic jazz, smooth jazz and original contemporary jazz and a dance band. Sideman to a show for performing arts theaters.
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Yamaha RBX 270 fretless I wish I hadn't sold; found a fretted version which I now own. Whew!
    G.A.S. List:
    Any short scale SX Bass
    6-string piccolo bass with custom 6-string neck.
    Would like to make a 1/4 sized electric upright bass
    Influences and Teachers:
    Ray Schulman (Gentle Giant)
    James Jamerson!
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Bass building, songwriting for piccolo bass melodies in jazz/fusion
    Internet Discussion Forum Moderation Principles, sheet music, music business.
    Teaching Credentials:
    PhD (business), full time teacher of adults for 23 years
    I'm a bass player, but I have a lot of outside interests. I love band management and local music industry issues. I teach business and I see the whole project of running a band as an exercise in leadership, management, and of course, musical growth.

    I moved onto upright bass in January, 2017. Seems to be going well, partly because I went with a 1/4 instrument which I play regularly at corporate, wedding, festival and show gigs. It has made the transition to upright much much easier. Have had many jazz gigs with it, and recently was hired as a sideman for a theater gig with a very accomplished singer. Been a wonderful experience that has shown me the many virtues of playing a shorter scale upright when your body rejects the 3/4 albatross...

    Check out my Kindle book on how to learn the modes fast on four string bass...


    Free, modern jazz compositions/charts/MP3's at or .
    If you would like to submit a composition for consideration, please send me a private message.
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