Originally from Pittsburgh PA, Gary is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University School of Music as featured soloist with the Carnegie –Mellon Orchestra performing Byron McColloh’s Concerto for Large Trombone and Small Orchestra. He has made numerous appearances at Carnegie Hall in NYC including a solo performance with the Carnegie-Mellon Brass Quintet. He then toured with Gayle Sonders and BHQ, The Bill Harms Quintet. His sideman credits include The Temptations, Four Tops, Bill Haley and the Comets, COTA Festival Big Band, The Great Swamp Blues Band, soloist with The Rat Pack tour, Hal Linden, Lou Christie and The 5th Dimension. He is currently dividing his time with various groups including, Picture Perfect, Paul Labelle and The Exact Change, Daddy-O-and The Sax Maniacs, Indigo Moon Brass Band and his own trio.