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 focus on my craft. My favorite words are appropriate, accurate, artistic, contextual, emotional and work.
Hey, what up brothers :) 'Peace'
BIO: 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. 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. 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. Moved to 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. 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 :) "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.
Two new Solo projects:
#1 "Ninja Midget" (Alternative: Pop, Rock, Singer Songwriter)
#2 "Still F'in' Crazy" (Alternative: Metal, Rock, Singer Songwriter)
Releasing an "Infotanica" Collection from "The Adolph Keebler Project" (AKP):
#1 "Dark Tutor" (Infotanica, Soundscape, Concept) AKP 2015
Jon Jones releasing "Differences" 'Soon'...
#1 "Differences" 10 Tracks! (Rock, Folk Rock, Country) Jon Jones 2015
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'