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I'm not a fame chaser. I'm a quality, working bass player, singer, songwriter, producer, etc. I choose to be a member first and a leader if needed. I prefer to have my career in the hands of others. I focus on my craft. My favorite words are appropriate, accurate, artistic, contextual, emotional and work.
Hey, what up brothers :) 'Peace'
I'm a working man. I take sessions any time I can get one. I do stand in gigs often usually in Blues, and Country but I dig covering any style. I do "Join" bands on occasion (and have many, many times) but it has to be a 'creative' endeavor or a 'reliable' source of income.
BIO: The first pic of me with a bass guitar in my hands was at three years old in 1976... I started playing 'Live' in Detroit, MI... Tons of garage bands some good some bad... Fast forward... ...Oregon to be a Bass Player. We founded "Morpheus" (limited national exposure) when I moved to Portland OR. We played live till we bled. We recorded "God of Dreams" Morpheus, 1992 at "CastleRockenStien" in Portland, OR. It was during The "Morpheus" sessions, early 90's, that i started to record tracks in studio. At the same time, I spent two years training in theory and composition. I also trained with Gary Fountaine from "Nu Shoozs". An excellent, versatile, R&B artist... ...Eugene I founded "The Idiot Savants" a talented, satirically minded funk\Punk Project (limited interest in Europe). At this time I was doing bits for "Three Rivers" studios but In the end we decided to record "Mel" The Idiot Savants, 2002, at "blind Pirate" studios outside of Eugene... ...Klamath Falls Oregon for a good paying gig with a touring blues Band "The Craig Allen Blues Band". A very good band. A very Strong Regional with lots of interest all over. Good money for a working bass player. Did that for eight years. Lots of 'Big Shows'. Lots of 'Great Crowds'. While with Craig I was afforded the opportunity to record some excellent live tracks. "Live @ The Iron horse" The Craig Allen Blues Band, 2008. It was recorded Live at at the Iron Horse Rodeo in Lake Selmac, OR. and formalized in "Wing and a prayer" studio in Medford, OR... ...Portland OR. I have my hands and interest invested in more than a few new projects. So that's me with a ton of bands and members missing. Let the tracks speak for themselves. How much do you really need to know to hire a quality bass player :) "Peace"
I'm anticipating the release of an awesome, brand new set of recordings, by Jon Jones, featuring Sebastian "Brother Mason" Jaross (me) on the bass called "Differences". Its some of the most delicate work I've done to date. A healthy 10 track CD. I'm very proud of it and can't wait to share.
I've been Recording with The former members of "Morpheus" and may be releasing select singles in the next few months.
I've managed to call on theskills of 'J.j, Hannum' for lead Guitar and co-production on the New "Adolf Keebler" project. This is a studio project with the most creative cats I know. We'll be releasing our first 3 Song Demo in the coming months. Its "Infotanica" Adult infotainment from the dark side lol :) I think you'll dig it.
I've begun production on a small collection of Tunes by "James Young" a noteable metal guitarist from "Slap" a Southern Oregon regional favorite.
I've got Two New Solo Vocals "Wise Lies" & "War Light" These tracks are a collaboration With Elliot 'Elwood' Burke from Olympia Washington on Drums. These are my Vocals, Bass & Lyrics but their Elwood's Charts. I'm hoping To fill out my Solo Release for 2014 "Ninja Midget" with tracks from this project :) 'Peace'
I'm starting to write 'Blues' again :) The Craig Allen Blues Band will be touring again this season. We are adding 10-15 'New CABB Originals' to the set list for 2014!
The Craig Allen Blues Band = is Planning to begin touring again this summer 2014 :) 'Peace'. We are currently accepting bookings for the 2014 Summer season and beyond. We're adding a ton of New Original material It should be better then ever!!!
The Idiot Savants = are beginning to record again with a New Lead & Drum!!! We're considering Live work in 2014! Features Sebastian "Brother Mason" Jaross on Bass, 'CuyznPat' Young Vocal, Tom Stuve on Drums!!
On Hold = "Dee Dee & The Bandits"
An eclectic Country band with some good players. It features William Creswell, lead, "The Cowboy", rhythm, Jandy Irion on drums, Sebastian "Brother Mason" Jaross (me) on the bass, and of coarse Dee Dee on Keys and vocal.
On Hold = "YT"
A way out Funk, Metal, Jazz band! Its something special If I get it right!!! Featuring Sebastian Brother Mason Jaross On Bass, J.j. Hannum on Lead, ? on Drums... Coming soon :) 'Peace'
Two new Solo projects:
#1 "Ninja Midget" (Alternative: Pop, Rock, Singer Songwriter) Solo 2014
#2 "Still F'in' Crazy" (Alternative: Metal, Rock, Singer Songwriter) Solo 2015
Releasing an "Infotanica" Collection from "The Adolph Keebler Project" (AKP):
#1 "Dark Tutor" (Infotanica, Soundscape, Concept) AKP 2014
#2 AKP 2015?
Jon Jones releasing "Differences" 'Soon'...
#1 "Differences" 10 Tracks! (Rock, Folk Rock, Country) Jon Jones 2014
New tracks With 'CuznPat' Young on the way in 2014!!!
#1 The Seed (Hard Folk Rock) The Idiot Savants 2014
#2 More to come :)
New tracks with Elliot 'Elwood' Burke to be released in 2014!
#1 Shark Base 9
#2 See Ya Soon
#3 More to come :)
I'm still always up for the 'Right' band, a 'Good' jam, collaboration, a stand in gig, or studio work of 'Any' kind, 'Any' style, 'Any' time :) 'Peace'