I am a bass player (including electric, acoustic upright and fretless), and have also played brass professionally part-time. I have a classical background and I have been playing in jazz groups for decades. 

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The ishs/Allen Project, Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne, August 2017


Presently, I play bass in groups led by renowned Melbourne bandleaders: ade ishs and Jon Magill:
 - ade ishs & eMotion Band with ade ishs, Lachlan Wallace, Vincent Bradley (photo). Playing Modern Jazz Originals of ade ishs.
 - Jon Magill Jazz Orchestra playing the music of Sinatra, Paul Anka, Count Basie, Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays, Jon Daversa and orginals of ade ishs.
 - Jon Magill’s Groove Congress playing the music of Snarky Puppy, Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays, Yellowjackets.

Previously:   The ishs/Allen Project with ade ishs, Chelsea Allen, Ee Shan Pang) Playing Modern Jazz Originals. CD Releases above - available on iTunes/Amazon/Bandcamp

Meeting Pat Metheny, Oct 2014, Melbourne

Meeting Pat Metheny, Oct 2014, Melbourne - My main musical influence is 20-time Grammy winner Pat Metheny, along with his long-time collaborator Lyle Mays. Also Chick Corea/John Pattitucci/Stanley Clarke, John McLaughlin, Bela Fleck (and the Flecktones)/Victor Wooten, Dave Holland/Christian McBride/Steve Rodby, Esperanza Spalding, Richard Bona, Gary Willis, Michael League/Snarky Puppy and, of course, Jaco Pastorius.

Having fun with a Boss RC-3 loop station

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