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Gary Van Scyoc

  • 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 MTV, 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.


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