Setup/Gear/Manufacturer of Instruments:

Ibanez SDGR Bass
Kustom Amp for performence. Line 6 for practice and smaller gigs
Kay/Engelhardt Kay C-1 Upright bass.

Why did you begin studying music?

I began studying for the simple fact that it intrigued me. I had the equipment and one day I saw a Jimi Hendrix video and I went from there. I bugged my mom for lessons on bass then quit that. Trumpet was my first instrument but bass is my passion.
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Bassist Gene Alestock

Located in Hyattsville, MD

  • Primary Instrument: Bass
  • Doubles: Trumpet
  • Playing for 7 years

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What are you doing with music right now?

Currently a Junior in High School, looking for more gigs to play, studying and perfecting my art.

Who are some of your influences?

McBride, Spalding, Jamerson, Kevin Walker, Wooten, Jackson, Many local bassists. Etc.

Who do you/have you studied with?

Chris Vadala, Anthony Townes, Steven Roy, Mrs. Kim etc.

What do you plan on doing with music in the future?

I plan on being a successful performer and a part time clinician and private instructor.

Anything else you would like to add?

If you need a bassist in MD I’m right here. Hit me up (301-536-0625).


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