Toronto Musicians Wanted
My name is Jose Gonzalez and I am a cuban drummer/percussionist. I completed a 4-year intermediate level Music course in "Centro de Superacion Para la Cultura in Cuba" (music school) with specialization in drums and percussion. I have played drums with many different bands in Cuba, both amateur and professional, performing all kind of styles of Music (specially Cuban music, salsa, reggae, jazz fusion etc..) with several appearances on Cuba National Television, live concerts and shows in the most prestigious venues of my country.
I joined bandmix.ca to see if I can find some musicians (specially bass and guitar players) that would like to join me to practice ENSEMBLE. The idea is to get together and practice groove, soloing, musicality etc...without the pressure of doing it for money or anything else. Not worriyng about making mistakes, leaving our EGOS at home and be ready to fix together any bad habbit we can have in our approach to music and to our instruments.
We can practice in our terms...without schedule, only when all the factors are aligned allowing us to get together and play as we do individually in our own basements but with the difference of doing it in a band format. We don't need a name, we don't have to call it a band, we just practice in all styles of music with the aim of getting better and better in what we do. Who Knows if we become the "base" (la base) of different artists of the GTA and beyond.
There are 3 reasons to play gigs anyway:
#1 The Music
#2 The people
#3 The Money
*You just have to make sure that 2 of those 3 things are always there.