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Alan Mallery
aka ZeProgmeister
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Colorado Art Rock Society (C.A.R.S.) We hold monthly meetings, occasional prog-jams, and meet at local concerts.

Zed A friend's band I've been playing with.

Geographical location:
Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
Other contact information:
AIM - TheProgmeister
Feb 2, 1971
Enjoy these Styles and musical qualities:
Canterbury, Electronic, Folk, Heavy Metal, Jazz, Keltia, Mainstream/Accessible/Pop, Symphonic, Space, Zeuhl
Other styles/genres/qualities of music that I like not listed above:
Fusion, Classic Rock, New Romantic/Synthpop, some Techno/Modern Electronica, Funk, Classical. Overall I like a pretty wide variety of music.
Favorite or well-respected bands/artists
Yes, FM, Ozric Tentacles, Ambrosia, ELP, Kansas, David Sancious, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Level 42, Ultravox, Renaissance, Camel, Eloy, Passport, Rush. Many more.

Favorite keyboardists: Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Kit Watkins, David Sancious.

Primary saxophone influences: Charlie Parker, Michael Brecker, Cannonball Adderley.

Dislike these Styles and musical qualities:
Improvisational, Humor, Noise/Industrial/Urban
Musical styles or qualities that I do not like:
Cookie Monster vocals. Poor or inept musicianship, production, or songwriting.
I have securities and insurance licenses, and currently working in the mutual fund industry.
Other musical activities:
Musician - started piano at age 4 and studied saxophone through the collegiate level. Played in various jazz, fusion and rock bands. Majored in Music Business. Have booked and promoted local shows for Patrick Moraz and French TV, and worked for a well known local professional concert promoter for a while. Currently playing in a local big band, as well as playing with a friend's fusion band Zed. Local musicians sometimes get together for a "prog jam" as well. Have written music reviews for: Prognosis (a professional prog mag from the mid 90s that mysteriously disappeared), the GEPR, newsgroups, and this site.
Hobbies / obsessions:
Besides music - Travel (especially international), Golf, History, Movies. Bad jokes especially puns are also my specialty.
Other comments:
Wife Carrie is a professional musician and music teacher. Son Emerson (what a great name), born 11-16-00 keeps me pretty busy.