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

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra (lead Alto), Route 66 Jazz Orchestra (Tenor sax), Bavarian Beer Garden Band (Soprano Alto Tenor), Woodinville Symphonic Band (lead Tenor), Professor Gadget Sax Quartet (Principal Saxophonist)

Areas of Instruction

Saxophone

Favorite Instruments

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

Favorite Bands

Buddy Rich, Don Ellis, Stan Kenton, Quincy Jones

Education

B.S. Information Systems cum laude

Teaching Experience

30+ years Saxophone, 14 years Bassoon

Performance Experience

Touring the US and Europe since 1970

About Gary

Gary toured the U.S. and Europe with the United States Air Force Band, and performed in 14 countries with the USAFE "Glenn Miller" band in Europe.  During this time, Gary recorded albums at Waldorf Studios in Germany, and performed on stage with well-known artists including Duke Ellington, Doc Severinson and Victor Borge. His Performances covered festivals across Europe from the "Rose of Tralee" Irish beauty festival, to "Feria" in Seville, Spain, to "Communist Musikfest" in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.

Gary plays all kinds of music from blues and jazz, to rock, folk and classical, but has a special love for high-energy big band jazz in the "Buddy Rich style".  He is an active performer and personally owns high quality Soprano, Alto & Tenor saxes.  Gary plays daily with multiple local performing bands and is equally comfortable playing with a 17-piece jazz band, a folk combo, or small pit orchestra.

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