Hi there ! Thanks for stopping by !
I am a professional bass player on double bass and electric bass (including fretless) for over 21 years.
Based in Nottingham in the UK, I'm now working freelance again, having spent the last couple of years on and off cruise ships for P&O - work that involved playing for musical theatre style production shows,backing cabaret artistes,playing ballroom and jazz as and when required. Obviously a high level of versatility is required along with first rate sight reading skills in order to do this gig.
My freelance work involves playing in many different styles from classical and jazz, big band, musical theatre,sessions,jazz gigs, salsa and just about everything else in between with a particular fondness for the music of Brazil and Latin America. In the past I have done residencies as well as tours, both at home and abroad. I also lead my own jazz trio.
I provide tuition on both double bass and electric bass as well as theory. Contact me for details.
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Enjoy ! - John Porter GCLCM