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Trumpet Player Seeks Band
Trumpet player looking for vocalist, alto sax player and rhythm section interested in learning those arrangements Quincy Jones did for Louis Jordan—”Is You Is or Is You Ain't (Ma Baby),” “Let the Good Times Roll,” “Choo Choo Chaboogie,” etc. I have them on an anthology called Rock'n'Roll. Now that would rock! Contact Fred Guterl at 347-417-1625 or fredguterl@gmail.com. (posted 2/6/12)

Workaholics Unite!

Montclair guitarist/vocalist (and onetime NYC front-man) looking for other reforming workaholics wanting to rediscover _____, at least for a few hours a week/month. Elvis C / Elliot Smith / Wilco / REM / Stones / Stripes / Pretenders... Covers? Originals? Electric? Acoustic? Sure, why not? Contact: Dan / dconaway99@rocketmail.com. (posted 1/13/11).

David Allen, Guitar Repair, Set-up and Mods

Rough frets? String buzz? Faulty/noisy controls? Bad intonation?
Reasonable prices. Free estimates. Quick turnaround. Satisfaction guaranteed.
FREE super polish for Parents Who Rock.

David Allen (Glen Ridge, NJ)
973-743-2359 (posted 4/19/10).

Looking for a Music Teacher?

Here are a few good ones looking for students now:

Josh Rubin teaches guitar. Contact him at
jazzbike77@yahoo.com. Telephone
 973-249-9559; cell 973-650-0248.

Elizabeth Rochette teaches piano, and works with children with special needs. Telephone her at 973-715-3868.

David Bendeno teaches drums. Contact him at boomchickabop@gmail.com.

Lillie Pak teaches piano at her own house in Glen Ridge. Telephone her at 973-259-0318, or e-mail her at danlevy@aol.com. (posted 1/08/10).

Experienced Guitarist Looking for Musicians to Play With

Guitarist/rhythm/finger stylist looking for part time musicians to perform with. Music ranging from mostly pop to some classic rock (previous experience was with a wedding band for about 25-plus years doing top 40's songs from the '70s-'80s-'90s). I also do harmonies, although its been a while! E-mail me at KZagami@aol.com.

Female Singer Looking for a Band
Are you looking for a female singer for your band, someone to take the lead vocals on some songs and balance out others, someone to front the band perhaps? I have sung with a few different bands in my area in Northern NJ, have recorded with collaborators in Manhattan and NJ and sat in on occasion with local friends who have bar gigs.

The economy took my attention away form music for a while and I am very homesick. I need to get back to practicing a few times a month. I just want to have fun and SING, would love to do some non profit gigs or open mikes. Practicing is always better when you have a show to look forward to.

Looking for a band of late 30's to 50ish age musicians, preferably in or near Northern NJ, who do this as a hobby but have a goal in mind, My musical taste ranges from folk to country swing to rock, both classic and current. My voice range is fairly big. I have written a couple songs, (no great shakes), but would love to perform originals as well as covers. I am learning to play guitar, and can play percussion instruments. Please contact me at Magpie44@aol.com. I am ready to rock and roll! Posted (11/16/09).

Make this Band Complete!
Jamming Dads need more musicians to complete our band. We are a singer/rhythm guitarist, lead guitarist and drummer. We are looking for a bass player, a female vocalist and a keyboard player to complete our sound and become a full band.  We practice weekly, playing primarily classic rock, blues and R&B covers, but we're open minded and most of all just want to have fun. Would love to fill out the rhythm section and add some more vocals and instruments so we can play an occasional gig, including a future PWR event.  Nat Grauman can be reached at: pwr@natgrauman.com. (Posted 11/12/09).

Guitarist Seeks Bandmates
Rhythm guitar player interested in playing and performing with singers and/or other musicians. Musical tastes range from folk to pop to classic rock. Big harmonies a plus! Nat Grauman can be reached at: pwr@natgrauman.com. (Posted 8/4/09).

Hackensack A Cappella Looking for Singers
Have you ever been entranced by the meditative sound of Gregorian chant? Enjoyed the warm harmonies of the Sweet Adelines or a barbershop quartet? Delighted in the vocal stylings of groups like Rockapella and The King’s Singers, or a song like the Boyz II Men cover of “Yesterday” by the Beatles? Arrangements of a cappella music (voices without instrumental accompaniment) vary greatly in style, from the Irish classic “Danny Boy” to the contemporary hit “Every Breath You Take” by The Police…even ordinary Christmas carols! But whatever the style, the rich harmonies and smoothly blended voices of a cappella are simply irresistible!

Hackensack A Cappella is a group that enjoys exploring the beautiful sounds of 
a cappella music and the pure joy of singing together. Our group is seeking additional singers from all voice parts—men and women—to join us in learning and eventually performing all different styles of music, from classical to contemporary. Open rehearsals will be held in the evening at the Hackensack Cultural Arts Center, starting the end of May (rehearsal schedule to be announced), and anyone interested is welcome to come and sing along

Note: Please join us to sing—not just as a casual observer!

You don’t have to be able to sight read, but you should have an understanding of reading music and some singing experience. If you’d like to sing with a fun, energetic and upbeat group mostly in their 20s and 30s, please contact us! (Or pass the word along to anyone who might be interested—we could also use a rehearsal accompanist, to help with notes for practice.) Send an e-mail with your voice part and musical background/interests. The group organizer will be happy to answer any questions, provide further information, and send rehearsal schedules.

Email Clayton: moltomusica@yahoo.com (Posted 5/18/09).

Call for Performers
The Montclair Women's Club, 82 Union Street, Montclair, is trying to organize a coffeehouse for the evening of Friday, March 13 to raise money for autism awareness. Performers are needed to volunteer to play to raise money for a great cause. This is not a paying gig. If you would like to play, please contact Laurie by e-mail at lwaitefellner@verizon.net or by phone at 973-746-0876 or 973-202-2995 (cell). (Posted 1/16/09).

Voice Instruction by Holli Ross
Do you need some help with your ability to sing the way you want to? Would you like to know how to deliver your song in a more effective way? Do you know your keys? Can you communicate your musical needs to the band? Is someone else in control of your song? These are things that can be taught and you can learn.

Holli Ross is voice instructor and performer in the jazz, pop, and musical theater styles. She is presently accepting students at her home studio in Maplewood, NJ. Holli is on the voice faculty at Hofstra University, Montclair State University, and Mannes College of Music. She is also a certified speech therapist specializing in voice disorders. Singers are always most welcome.

Holli performs nationally and abroad with the jazz vocal trio, String Of Pearls, with whom she has recorded several CDs. Her solo efforts have taken her abroad as well, not to mention appearances at the Monterey Jazz Festival and New Orleans’ famed jazz club, Snug Harbor.

For further information please call at 973-378-9560.

Lead Singer and Bassist Needed
For cover/original band with classic rock influences. Performance direction is typically non-profit gigs at first, but could change in the future if things work out. This is mostly a fun project with studio rehearsals maybe a couple of times per month with no pressure. Age preference is 30-50. Angelo 212-404-5107

Production Services/Songwriting Instruction/Vocal Lessons Offered
The multi-platinum, husband and wife songwriting and production team of Martin Briley and Dana Calitri have recently moved to the Montclair area. Between them they have had songs recorded by Daughtry, Celine Dion, *NSYNC, Dream, Skye Sweetnam, Michael Bolton, Gregg Allman, Barry Manilow, Pat Benatar, Donna Summers and many, many others. They have lectured at Berklee College of Music in Boston, the New School University in Manhattan, the Songwriters Guild of America and ASCAP, and now intend to offer some of their services locally.

Martin Briley will be offering his studio and expertise to those who wish to create master-quality demos of their own songs. One-on-one songwriting instruction will also be available. Contact Martin at: martinbriley@yahoo.com or telephone: 917-848 9818. Dana Calitri has expanded her Manhattan-based vocal practice and will now be offering private instruction from her home studio. Contact Dana at: divasongs@mac.com or telephone: 917-880 8058.

Need a Guitarist/Vocalist?
Anyone looking to link up with an acoustic guitar and singer? Gordon Lightfoot, America, Eagles, Beatles, Jim Croce, Neil Young, etc.
Contact Rob Pignatello at rmpignatello@optonline.net or telephone, 917-576-7608.

Need a Drummer?
I'm a drummer/percussionist and play funk, jazz fusion, world music and rock influenced by those genres. I’ve also played progressive rock. I'm not too into the singer-songwriter folksy type stuff or bluesy stuff (I like listening to it but not playing it). Please contact me if you are a performer in need of a drummer/percussionist. erik_feder@yahoo.com

Sing? Play guitar? Love kids?
Teaching assistant needed, which will lead to independent teacher position, for interactive, hip, happenin', fun, energetic music class for little kids. Moderate guitar skills required. Part-time, mornings, September through May, which may lead to summer work once skills have been proven during the school year. Please visit my website, http://www.njaardvarks.com/, and our founder's website, http://www.musicforaardvarks.com/. If you are interested in working with us, please contact me.
This is a great job for college students, professional musicians who gig at night, or as supplementary income for a stay-at-home mom/dad or nanny.
Must have own transportation.
Alisa Harmon, Director
HARMONIZE, LLC d/b/a NJ Aardvarks
* Location: Montclair, Millburn, Madison, Livingston
* Compensation: during on-the job training, $25 per 45-minute class; full-scale teacher, $45 per 45-minute class
* This is a part-time job.
* 973-655-0103 or musicforaardvarks@comcast.net

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