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thmsjordan
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thmsjordan

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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Home Page:
    http://www.serenitywellnesscentre.com/acupuncture.html
    Location:
    State College, PA
    Occupation:
    Acupuncturist & Professional Musician
    Current Setup:
    Fender Am. Deluxe Jazz V
    Warmoth Fretless P/J four string
    19th c. 4/4 doublebass
    Genz Benz Shuttle 3.0 (Upright bass)
    GK MB500 (Electric Bass)
    Genz Benz Focus 15"
    Mongrel 12" cabinet for doublebass

    I am a bit of a minimalist when it comes to equipment. I play what I own and only own what I play. The only gas I have is for a Fearful 12/6.
    Favorite Genres:
    Jazz, Classical, Broadway, Pop, GB,
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Freelancer - Resume available if you are interested.
    My playing can be seen here, from recent TV tapings. 1. Upright bass, swing, 2 show tune, funk-ish, 3. electric ballad:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxtoyO7Cr0U
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEkiTMpMrg4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82TvFqy0f34
    Previously Owned Gear:
    78 Precision, 79 Alembic, 67 Jazz Bass, 80 Stingray, and an old Kay upright that I could never get the 'cat piss' smell out of....
    G.A.S. List:
    Gassing for a Fearful 12/6/1 someday.
    Influences and Teachers:
    Ray Brown, Eddie Gomez, Gary Karr, Jaco, Stanley Clarke, Every Motown player ever recorded, Joe Osborn, Bill Evans, and the GREAT Dexter Gordon.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Splitting my time between My dual careers as an Acupuncturist and Musician. Proud father of a wonderful daughter - in College now.
    Disclosures:
    1. I like Cheese 2. Cheese isn't good for you.
    Teaching Credentials:
    Former Faculty member of Penn State University. I taught Jazz there.
    I work both as an acupuncturist and as a musician. I am Classically trained on the Doublebass and spend a good portion of my playing time on Upright bass, but I do mostly Broadway shows and Jazz now with some Orchestral work thrown in. I use the electric a lot with the show work as well, and of course freelance with local bands when I get the opportunity. I have never played in a Rock and Roll band, though I have played Rock in local variety groups.

    My acupuncture work is in Central PA where I have a private practice. I practice Japanese stlye acupuncture wich is much lighter and less painful than Chinese styles, though I am trained in Traditional Chinese styles and borrow from that camp if conditions suggest it.