Instructor
Joined in
2017

Gary

Instructor

Teaches Saxophone

It's all about the sound.  Fluency with scales and improvisation technique cannot make up for weak sound.  Produce a great sound and the rest will come.

Interested in taking lessons with Gary

Teaches at:
Levels Taught

All

Education

B.S. Information Systems cum laude

Favorite Instruments

Tenor saxophone, Soprano saxophone, Yamaha WX-7 Wind Synth

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Bavarian Beer Garden Band, Blues Brothers Show, NW Orchestra, Woodinville Symphonic Band, Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra (sub)

Areas of Instruction

Saxophone

Favorite Bands

Buddy Rich, Don Ellis, Stan Kenton, Quincy Jones

Performance Experience

Touring the US and Europe since 1970

Teaching Experience

30+ years Saxophone, 14 years Bassoon

About Gary

I toured for 8 years with the United States Air Force Band playing concerts and parades across the US and Europe.  During this time, I spent 3 years performing in Europe with the USAFE "Glenn Miller" band where we recorded albums at Waldorf Studios and played live with well-known musicians including Duke Ellington, Doc Severinson and Victor Borge. Our performances covered festivals in some 14 countries from the "Rose of Tralee" festival in Ireland to "Feria" in Spain to "Communist Musikfest" in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.

I play all kinds of music from blues to jazz to rock to symphony, but have a special love for performing high-energy big band jazz in the "Buddy Rich style".  I currently play soprano & tenor sax on live paying gigs, but am equally comfortable playing with a small pit orchestra or regional symphony, having spent 14 years playing double-reeds (bassoon, oboe) in several symphonies around the country.

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