Skiff's Profile

About me:Skiff Feldspar is an electric guitarist, composer and improvisor who makes his home in Seattle Washington. He located to Seattle in 2000 to continue his music studies at Cornish College of the Arts where he studied jazz with renowned musician's Julian Priester(Herbie Hancock,Sun Ra), Dave Peterson, James Knapp and Dave Peck. After completing most of his music courses, Skiff decided to leave Cornish and further his education on the road. In 2004, he joined the popular jam/funk band, Flowmotion and continued to tour the Western United States, playing Folsom Prison, High Sierra Music Festival and cutting two albums with the group before leaving to persue new music directions. Skiff has worn many hats throughout his career, playing in everything from jazz combos, chamber groups, big bands, funk ensembles, rock and country bands, avant garde improvising groups and backing up singer/songwriters. He has performed with acclaimed artists such as Jessica Lurie, Mike Dillon(Critters Buggin', Ani DeFranco), Tony Furtado, Steve Kimock, Brad Houser(New Bohemians), Micheal Travis(String Cheese Incident),Jerry Granelli, Pequito D'Rivera and many others. Skiff currently performs with the avant/electric jazz trio, Goat and Goathead(Goat w/Greg Sinibaldi), as well as the improvising collective, Headlock. He is also a part of Gallery 1412, a non profit performance space, run by Seattle-based composers and improvisors, that hosts a variety of new music concerts and workshops.
Member Since:September 23, 2004
Last Login:December 4, 2009
Location:Seattle, WA
Birthday:September 5
Schools:Cornish College of the Arts


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