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    September 5
    Home Page:
    writer/editor/project manager
    Current Setup:
    Edmund Paulus double bass, 3/4, probably late 1800s/early 1900s
    Fender Tony Franklin Fretless P (tobacco sunburst/ebony), probably 2011
    Sadowsky Metro MV5, 2015
    Crackercaster 4

    Epifani Tour 333 Combo, with Tuki soft cover
    Epifani UL-112 cab

    Other than bass:
    Holton Farkas H-179 French horn, about '76
    Sebring ES 335 copy electric guitar
    Pocket trumpet
    Epiphone acoustic guitar
    Favorite Genres:
    jazz, rock, jamband, blues, funk, world music, Americana, soul, and a bunch more
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Acme Jazz Garage (jazz, etc, quartet to septet, 2011-present), Swan City Jazz Project (jazz, etc, trio/quartet to larger, 2016-present), Trio Vibe (2007-present), Blue Guava Orchestra (jazz quintet, 2015-present), Juke Joint Kings (blues quartet/quintet, 2015-present, off and on), lead various jazz groups, occasional sub with TomKats Big Band and others.
    Previously played with Zensemble (jazz, etc, 2017-18), Ghetto Love Sugar (jam/improv), Greenwich Blue (jazz), Irritable Tribe of Poets (spoken word/improv), Bop City (jazz), Liz Back on Booze (rock/pop), UF Jazz Band, P&W bands at South Tampa Fellowship and Bayshore Baptist
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Epifani Piccolo 999 head
    Fender American Standard Jazz 4, white w/maple fingerboard, probably 2012, about 9.5 lbs
    Ibanez BTB six-string (amber/rosewood), about 9.5 lbs
    Yamaha portable grand piano
    Epifani T-112 cab
    Fender American Standard Precision (tobacco sunburst/maple), 2003
    Markbass SD 800
    SWR Workingman's 12
    Fender Victor Bailey Jazz Bass, 2002/03
    Acoustic Image Clarus SL
    Epifani UL 502
    Fender Marcus Miller V (sunburst/maple), app 2013
    Markbass CMD 121p
    Fender Tony Franklin Fretted P (amber gold/maple), 2011
    Markbass LMII
    Lakland Skyline DJ4 (natural/maple), 2009
    Lakland Skyline Joe Osborn (sunburst/maple), 2006
    Epifani UL-410, Series 1
    Fender Geddy Lee Jazz (b/w), probably 2009
    Lakland 55-02 Deluxe (sunburst/maple), 2006
    Fender Jaco Sig Fretless Jazz
    Lakland 44-02 (natural/maple)
    Lakland 44-02 Deluxe (cherryburst/rosewood), 2007
    GK MB-210, 2010
    GK MB-212, 2010
    Fender Marcus Miller 4 (natural/maple), 1998
    KSD Proto-J 5 string, 2007-ish
    Lakland 55-02 (sunburst/maple), 2007
    Eden Nemesis NA-650
    Epifani NYC T-112
    Polytone Minibrute III, circa '70s
    Fretless hybrid - Fender Jazz Special MIJ neck, with Fender Jazz body, circa mid-'80s
    EB MusicMan Stingray (natural/maple), circa late '80s
    Ampeg BA-210HP combo
    Fender Victor Bailey Signature Acoustic Electric
    Fender Precision Fretless
    Hagstrom Fretless (red), '70s
    Fender Telecaster, circa 1974
    Peavey Foundation, '80s
    Ampeg 610
    GK 800RB
    SWR Baby Blue, circa 1993
    Roland combo
    Traynor head and 2x10 cab (way back in high school)
    non-bass .......
    Fender Rhodes electric piano
    Holton Farkas French horn
    Upright piano
    G.A.S. List:
    various 4, 5, 6ers, fretted and fretless: Fodera, Modulus, F Bass, Mike Lull, Sadowsky, Lakland, Roscoe, Yamaha (John Patitucci model), Alembic, Pedulla (Pentabuzz), Zon Sonus, vintage P's and J's ('60s and '70s)
    Influences and Teachers:
    electric -- Stanley Clarke, John Patitucci, Jeff Berlin, Victor Wooten, Steve Swallow, Victor Bailey, Anthony Jackson, Les Claypool, Richard Bona, Flea, Phil Lesh, Peter Cetera
    fretless -- Jaco, Bunny Brunel, Kai Eckhardt, Mark Egan
    upright -- Ray Brown, Ron Carter, Stanley Clarke, Charlie Haden, John Patitucci, Brian Bromberg, Dave Holland, Scott LaFaro, Eddie Gomez, Paul Chambers, NHOP, James Singleton, Scott Colley, Chris Wood, Walter Booker, Rufus Reid, Miroslav Vitous, George Mraz
    Hobbies and Interests:
    music/film journalism, fiction writing, reading, photography
    Teaching Credentials:
    I know you are, but what am I?
    I'm a Tampa resident (since '88), native of Lakeland, Florida, and a graduate of UF in Gainesville (B.A., history) and USF in Tampa (M.A., English/creative writing).
    From March 2014 to March 2020 (Pandemic shutdowns), I played every Thursday and Friday with Acme Jazz Garage at Timpano in Hyde Park Village (Tampa). We started playing there, on various nights, in 2012. We've also played favorite haunts Ella's and the Independent, both in Seminole Heights, as well as many other venues and festivals, including the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Gasparilla Music Festival (twice), The Palladium in St. Petersburg, and Skipper's in Tampa.
    I also play in the bands Swan City Jazz Project and Blues Walk, occasionally sub with others, and have some ad hoc groups that we put together for private parties. Past bands: Ghetto Love Sugar, Trio Vibe, Greenwich Blue, Bop City, Liz Back on Booze.
    In addition to gigging, I have a day job as a writer/editor for a professional services firm, spend time with my wife and our two adult children, contribute reviews and features to jazz/music magazines, and enjoy movies, books, photography and travel (when time & $$ allow).


    Acme Jazz Garage, Swan City Jazz Project, Philip Booth Trio/Quartet
    I primarily gig with a Paulus upright (circa 1900) with Thomastik Spirocores, #Fender Tony Franklin fretless P/J, Sadowsky fiver & #Epifani amp/cab, but don't endorse any of the above ... yet!
    Acme Jazz Garage releases 2020
    *video/single "Rumba Misterioso"
    *single "Sharkskin"
    Phil's Blues
    Acme Jazz Garage CD/download (2016), reviewed by Relix; heard on 35 radio stations Florida Bassists Club #130/Fretless Club #604
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