Gary’s professional performances, experience and knowledge of
the music and recording industry have continued for over fifty
His performance and recording credits include such notable
artists as John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley,
Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Garcia, Neil Sedaka, Keith
Moon, Paul Simon, 60’s soul singer Howard Tate and the
legendary songwriter/producer Jerry Ragavoy.
Gary is featured in John Lennon’s “Live in NYC” music video on
VH-1, HBO and Showtime. He also appears in the
feature film “Imagine”, Yoko’s “Then and Now” music video,
Chuck Berry’s “Hail Hail Rock and Roll”, “The John Lennon
Video Collection”, The John Lennon Anthology” [Box Set], as
well as the documentary’s “The U.S. vs John Lennon”,
“LENNONYC” PBS’s American Masters Series, and “Strange
Fruit” the history of Apple records.
Other TV performances with John Lennon include the Mike
Douglas show, the Dick Cavett show, Dick Clark’s “Rolling
Stone's 25 Years”, VH-1’s Legends and Behind the Music.
As a singer/songwriter Gary has also recorded with his own
groups, the Dynatones on Hanna Barbera records, Pig Iron on
Columbia records and Elephants Memory on Apple records.
Gary received his B.A. in Music from The City University of New
York in 1990. He also studied privately with Ed Lord (Glenn
Miller Orchestra), Gerald Jemmott (Aretha Franklin) and
Richard Davis (Miles Davis).
As an educator, Gary wrote the bass curriculum for The Sam Ash Music
Institute as well as being a member of the faculty he served as one
of the Directors.
In 1996 he started Bass Styles Inc. a contemporary school for bass
studies where students may receive private instruction in reading,
theory, ear training and recording techniques.
Gary also continues to record, perform, make appearances at
Beatle shows and produce local acts. He wrote his first
instructional book “Shortcuts” To Improving Your Bass Playing
in 2006. Gary’s work is included in the new John Lennon exhibit
at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
Gary released his first “Solo” CD “Pop Goes The Elephant” in the Fall of 2014.