In A Nutshell
I enjoy doing freelance work in the San Diego County area, and have also performed many out-of-town gigs in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas.
Although I try to limit my out-of-town work, I have performed in many of the hotels & casinos in Las Vegas: The Mirage, Caesar’s Palace, The Hard Rock Hotel, MGM Grand, The Freemont Street Experience and The Desert Inn.
And I’ve performed many times in Disneyland and Disney World with Big Time Operator in the late 1990s.
I have experience playing Traditional Jazz, Swing, Traditional Big Band, Bebop, Bossa Nova and Popular Music in General.
I also have experience playing Funk, R&B and Top40. But if at all possible, I prefer to play Jazz Standards, Real Book stuff, Bossa Nova, Swing and Songs from the Great American Songbook, which is what I excel in.
I have exceptional improvisational and musical skills, and usually can walk onto the gig and play.
Current and Recent Music Affiliations
- Third Coast Jazz
- Donnie Finnell Trio
- Urban Gypsys
- KingFish Turner Band
- One Man Jazz Trio
- Jonathan Karrant
Drum Set Configuration
14×4 DW Black Metal Piccolo Snare
8×8 Yamaha Maple Custom Mounted Tom
12×10 Yamaha Maple Custom Floor Tom
16×16 Sonor Bass Drum (custom wood hoops)
Optional: 14×12 Yamaha Maple Custom Floor Tom
14″ Zildjian K Custom Hi-Hats
16″ Zildjian Constantinople Crash
8″ Zildjian A Splash
Optional: 16″ Zildjian A Crash (very old but sounds excellent)
21″ Zildjian K Custom Special Dry Ride
20″ Zildjian Constantinople Ride
22″ Sabian David Garibaldi Signature Ride
Tama Double Bas Drum Pedals
DW Double Bass Drum Pedals
Pearl Drum-X Module
Allen & Heath 6 Channel Passive Mixer
Behringer Graphic EQ
QSC K12 Powered Speaker
More Musician-Related Stuff
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Saturday March 31, 2018 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Journal
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Tuesday September 12, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Drums
The Concept of the One Man Jazz Trio
Friday August 23, 2013 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Music
[Redux] Rediscovered Stuff and Random Links 02.05.2013
Tuesday February 5, 2013 by Carlos Rull
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I’m Gigging in the Rain, Just Gigging in the Rain…
Tuesday January 8, 2013 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Journal, Music