Born in Dubuque, Iowa, Gary studied at Loras College in
Engineering and at the University of Iowa in Philosophy. Having
moved to San Francisco in 1966, he became a fixture of the
Sonoma County and Northern California music scene.
Gary has appeared in concert with Benny Barth, Cab Calloway, Frankie
Laine, Pete Barbutti, Buddy Montgomery, Eddie Duran, Randy
Vincent, Jack Sheldon, Lorna Luft, Patti Page, Roger Williams,
Clark Terry, Benny Carter, Tee Carson, Si Perkoff, Bryce Rhode,
Dean Reilly, Dave Black, Jerry Good, Mark Levine, Johnny Ray,
Jimmy Rogers, Bennett Freidman and many other notables.
Gary has been a member of the music faculty at Santa Rosa Junior
College since 1980. A man of many musical interests, Gary
plays double bass and guitar (jazz and classical) as well as
historical instruments associated with the Early Music Movement,
such as renaissance and baroque lutes, baroque guitar and viola da