JOHN GRAHAM DAVIS

Pomfret, CT


Phone:860 928 9587

E-mail:bcdavis@pomfretschool.org

Availibilty: afternoon and evening, Monday-Thursday (but I'm flexible)

Main styles, concepts taught: Styles: funk, jazz (primarily bebop), Afro-Cuban. Concepts: theory, rhythm, improvisation, harmony.

Instruments Taught (fretless, URB, 4-string, etc):4-string

Levels taught: intermediate (people who can play, but want to play better.)

Required texts: decided by the needs of the student

Experience (teaching, professional, gig): 1 year teaching bass privately at a highschool. Studies with John Patitucci, Victor Wooten (informal), Dave Zox, Mike Caparco. Masterclass with Oteil Burbridge. Played in combos with Dave Bryant (keyboard player with Ornette Coleman), Peter Cassino, some work with a dixieland group, and 3 years and running with fusion group Jive Turkey.

Main influences:Victor Wooten, John Patitucci, Mike Caparco, Dave Zox, Christian McBride, Jaco, Edgar Meyer, and lots of others.

Teaching venue : home studio or will travel to your place.

Statement:

"I want to take players who have a strong desire to become great musicians and help them reach that goal. I do not want to force them into a specific style, but rather to give them the tools to be the best they can at whatever they do."


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