Aj Quashie Creative Page

My name is Ajmal Quashie a.k.a Harley. I am a Music Artist / multi-instrumentalist, Bassist, Composer and Arranger born in the southern part of Trinidad and Tobago, there I grow and was influenced by Calypso / Soca music. I had moved to Toronto Canada and worked with various bands that played different Genres of music and was fortunate to have worked with Zacki Zanda him being the most prominent at the time in the Genre of Jazz/Calypso Jazz; during that time I had personally met a few named players like George Duke, Stanley Clark, Byron Miller, Sun-Rah and others, these players also influences the way that I think musically.

Today my focus is on the development of this concept where as using a lead Bass in the Genre of Soca Jazz Pop. I had recently released my first CD that will help to promote this Genre. Since the role of bass playing has evolved from it's original function of backing to lead (Stanley Clarks responsibility) I find it quite an interesting concept for Calypso / Soca music.

Read more: http://www.myspace.com/socajpop or http://www.reverbnation.com/ajmalquashie

Updated:  September 20, 2010

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