PLEASE TELL US BRIEFLY ABOUT YOURSELF? AND WHAT YOU’VE BEEN UP TO THESE LAST FEW YEARS?
My name is Jorge Burgos Jr & I’m 50 yrs old. Born & raised in the windy city of Chicago, I’ll. I’m a security officer & work security at a bank. The last few yrs I’ve been working on my bass project titled Mission Possible.
HOW DID YOU GET TO KNOW SIRE BASS AND WHAT IS YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION WHEN YOU PLAY SIRE BASS FOR THE FIRST TIME?
I first heard of sire basses when I found out that Marcus Miller was endorsing the new bass. I suddenly saw that fender stopped making his jazz bass so I went on YouTube to find out more about sire basses. I heard a couple of demos so I said to myself that I had to get this bass. If Marcus gave it a thumbs up than I knew for sure it had to be good.
I ordered one & I simply loved it. The sound, construction, & the feel.
WHEN AND WHY DID YOU START PLAYING BASS?
Like most bass players, I started out as a drummer in 1976-77. But the bass guitar for some reason always fascinated me. I started playing bass in the fall of 1979.
ARE YOU A PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN OR A MEMBER OF ANY BAND? IF SO, PLEASE TELL US BRIEFLY ABOUT YOUR BAND?
I used to be part of a band named Caravan 2:11
back from 200-2003. The band ended because a couple of members got married & the rest did their own projects. It was a contemporary Christian band.
Currently, I’m not part of a band. I was also a part of a worship team at the church I formally attended. Now currently I do some studio work occasionally.
WHAT IS THE NEXT GOAL FOR YOU, AND WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO FOCUS OR GO FORWARD?
I’d would like to keep pushing forward my current release & make a CD release concert. Also, to be a part of other music shows.
WHAT LIVE PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE HAVE YOU HAD? DO YOU PERFORM IN PUBLIC? DESCRIBE THOSE OCCASIONS?
I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of several concerts & park festivals over the yrs. Sometimes I do small restaurant gigs as well.
WHAT OR WHO WERE YOUR EARLY PASSIONS OR INFLUENCES OF MUSIC DO YOU PLAY?
My main influences are Marcus Miller, John Patitucci, Jacob pastorius & Nathan East.
COULD YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR BASS PROJECT “MISSION POSSIBLE”?
My bass project “Mission Possible” is of course, a bass centered project, instrumental. It took me about 9.5 yrs to finish.
DO YOU COMPOSE YOUR OWN SONG AND WHAT IS YOUR INSPIRATION TO MAKE YOUR OWN MUSIC?
Some of the tracks I composed/produced. A few others are tracks that I used with permission from some friends of mine. My insperation to do my project was of course jaco’s 1976 release but also John patitucci’s “On the corner release.