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jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1652
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 7:06 am:   Edit Post

I'm playing with my band "Delano Mills Notstrictlyjazz Quartet" at the CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B1 2LF on Sunday afternoon from 4:30 to 5:00pm as part of the Birmingham Artsfest 2009.

Equipment on the day will be: Alembic Europa 5, Mesa Boogie walkabout head and mesa boogie 2x10 powerhouse cab.

It's a free gig as are all the gigs and entertainment over the weekend. The festival starts Friday 4:30 till Sunday evening.

if you can make it, come along, enjoy the music and say hello.

Jazzyvee
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 2415
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 7:21 am:   Edit Post

Good luck with the gig jazzy. I'd love to come down to one someday but this weekend mrs j has me screwing kitchen cabinets together.

graeme

p.s. will you be heading up to Manchester for Bass day on the 22nd Nov?
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1654
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 4:54 pm:   Edit Post

I never thought about going there really. I guess it would be interesting but I will decide closer to the day. I'm not looking for any more equipment really and would only be interested in a series Alembic if I was gonna spend some cash. ( but spent it all on a dragon so no chance there) , Although I'd really be interested in hearing and getting to grips with a Ritter bass and maybe a Fodera.

Jazzyvee
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4080
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 5:15 pm:   Edit Post

Jazzyvee:

I'm still waiting for the pic of all your equipment fitted into the smartcar! lol Have a great gig.

Bill, tgo
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1657
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 - 1:00 am:   Edit Post

You know i was thinking about that yesterday on the way to rehearsal but if the weather is good today I will try pack them all into that car for you.
Jazzyvee.
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 8715
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 - 8:22 am:   Edit Post

Cool! Hoping for good weather!
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1668
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 7:27 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Dave your good wishes were carried out, you must have contacts in high places .. hahaha

Anyway just a heads up on the gig. It went great the venue was virtually full which is always a good thing, especially since it was a free festival with so many competing gigs things going on.

We did our Grover Washington Jr set and were completely blown away by how much the crowd loved it. Afterwards people were so generous with their comments and bought some dvds off us. Interestingly a couple of jazz promoters spoke to me also about playing at some UK festivals next year and also one in Spain.
Well let's see how that all pans out.
Jazzyvee
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 8722
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 8:00 pm:   Edit Post

Sounds like you got a great response!
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1828
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 12:01 am:   Edit Post

At last one of the photographers at this gig gave me some photo's.
Here is one of my Europa 5 waiting patiently to be plucked. Saxophonist is Alvin Davis.
Here is a link to his current CD called Commotion.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/alvindavis



Jazzyvee
bigyouth
Intermediate Member
Username: bigyouth

Post Number: 183
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 12:13 am:   Edit Post

Great picture(great bass),Jazzyvee!
I see you in the "Musical Youth DVD"
you play the guitare!
very niše
a bientot Jazzyvee
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1829
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 2:00 am:   Edit Post

Yes, Big Youth, guitar is my primary instrument really although I wanted to be a bass player first of all after listening to Aston Barrett. I really only started playing bass in public after getting my first alembic about 8 years ago. So it just happened that I get got seen locally as a bass player as thats what people see in my area but when I've been touring it has been playing guitar with reggae bands.

At the moment Musical Youth and Apache Indian are the only outlets for my guitar playing and alongside doing that, I plan to start focussing a lot more on my jazz guitar playing this year as it's got very neglected over the past 5 years or 6 years.

I feel the need to be playing guitar in a musical context that gives me more freedom again.

Jazzyvee

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