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1163 Mount Royal Dr.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Ph: 616.544.0678
Cell: 616.303.0786

spankbass@hotmail.com

 

Summary of Qualifications

    Background includes extensive performing as a sideman in a variety of genres in the surrounding areas as well as abroad, a strong commitment to educating the younger generation and composer of musical literature.

Education Experience

December, 1999-December, 2001
Acoustic/Electric Bass Instructor - Marshall Music, Portage, MI

Responsibilities include educating students in the proper techniques and styles associated with the electric and acoustic bass.

Performing Ensembles

July, 2000-Present
Electric Bass, Background Vocals - Immigrant Blue (original rock band)

March, 2000-June, 2000
Electric Bass, Background Vocals - Diamond & The Rough (country cover band)

September 1998-December, 1999
Electric Bass - WMU Bronco Marching Band (marching band)

Summers of 1997 & 1998
Electric Bass - Cedar Point Live! Entertainment (house band)

Musical Experience

Have been a familiar face in the theater since 1994. Credits include playing such musicals as: Big River (2000), Closer Than Ever (2000), Grease (1999), Crazy For You (1998), Forever Plaid (1997), Hans Christian Anderson (1996), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1995) and Little Shop of Horrors (1994).

Freelance Experience

Have been a frequent visitor to coffee shops. art galleries and restaurants around the area, with such fine musicians as: Carl Cafagna & The Creole Kitchen, Northstar Jazz, the Tim Drackert Trio, the Arlene McDaniel Trio and Panthea Hawes and the Goode Stuff.

Discography

Have recorded a number of songs at various studios in Lansing as well as Kalamazoo over the years. Currently have a website devoted to three solo albums recorded on my digital home studio.

As a sideman, have recorded albums with: Immigrant Blue, the Tim Drackert Trio, the Blue Lake International Youth Symphony Orchestra and many others.

Education

Bachelors of Arts, Art (Dec. 1999, Cum Laude)
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Associate's Degree, Graphic Design (1997)
Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI

References

Available Upon Request