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WillemJBassface
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WillemJBassface

Male, from Halifax, Nova Scotia

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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Home Page:
    http://willempayntermusic.com/home
    Location:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Occupation:
    Engineering Technologist
    Current Setup:
    Christopher Bass
    PJB Briefcase
    Realist Pickup
    Zyex Strings
    Favorite Genres:
    hard bop
    jazz
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    check website
    G.A.S. List:
    Gallien Kruger amp
    gut strings
    Influences and Teachers:
    Christian McBride
    Charles Mingus
    Scott LaFaro
    Ray Brown
    John Clayton
    Ben Street
    Thomas Morgan
    Hobbies and Interests:
    ultimate frisbee, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, biking
    Available for Instruction?:
    • Double Bass Instruction
    Teaching Credentials:
    Bachelor Arts, advanced major in jazz performance from STFX university
    Jazz bassist born in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Studied at St. Francis Xavier University, graduated in 2010 with a B.A., Honours in Jazz Performance.

    I had the opportunity in March 2013, to travel to Doha, Qatar alongside crooner John Gracie. We were hired by Qatar Airways to play at the Ritz-Carlton on the Pearl-Qatar. We were there for a week. Although I consider everytime I play a special occasion, this gig stands out for me and I'm very appreciative of John for hiring me for it.

    My main musical project at the moment is leading Central Park West, a contemporary jazz trio in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I play alongside guitar maestro Geordie Haley and drummer extraordinaire Brendan Melchin, and occasionally have the treat of playing alongside Matt Meyer, Trevor Wentzell, Andrew Jackson and other great Halifax musicians.

    I have performed alongside many of Canada's top jazz musicians including Bill Stevenson, Paul Tynan, Kelly Jefferson, Rob Crowell, and continue to work with musicians from the East Coast scene, including Geordie Haley, Damien Moynihan, Martin Davidson, Jeff Goodspeed, Chris Mitchell, Dave Burton, Dave Staples, and Joel LeBlanc.

    I am enamoured with the jazz tradition and I continue to assimilate the music of bebop legends Dexter Gordon, Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Charles Mingus. I dig into the modern stuff as well, cats like David Binney, Ari Hoenig, Tigran Hamasyan, Julian Lage and the Bad Plus. I listen to music constantly and I hope that my love of jazz comes out through my playing.

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    willempaynter
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