Born: October 30, 1947 Primary Instrument: Reeds
Gary Anderson is considered by many to be one of the most multi-talented musicians in the studios today. Known for being an incredibly versatile composer in a variety of genres for both stage and screen, Anderson combines his deep understanding of the orchestral palette and trust in today's technology to create music that connects with the human spirit.
A native of Southern California, Anderson first found his passion for music on the clarinet at the age of twelve and soon after discovered the saxophone in order to play in his High School's jazz band. Due to a lack of funding for the jazz band, Anderson taught himself to transcribe recordings by Count Basie, Gerald Wilson, Woody Herman & Miles Davis in order to increase the bands repertoire. It was the summer before Anderson's senior year in HS that he attended the National Stage Band Camp in Reno, Nevada and first met mentor, John LaPorta. It was LaPorta who convinced Gary the only College to consider was the Berklee College of Music in Boston and the only saxophone teacher to pursue was Joseph Viola....