Gary grew up in a small mill town in New England, demonstrating early on the eclectic mix of musical tastes and talents reflected in his work today.
By 13, he had taught himself piano, guitar, drums and accordion. He wrote and copyrighted his first song, Move Away, at the age of 15. His high school rock band won a number of 'battle of the bands' competitions which led to recording contracts.
After moving to the Northwest, he released one of the first Indie albums, titled Just a Word. Years later, in August 2004, Just a Word was digitally remastered and released as an anniversary edition. Patrick MacDonald, Seattle Times music critic, summed it up: Exceptional piano work!
In 2004 he released two CDs of instrumental music; Take Home Music and All of Us.
Gary's 2005 release, Imaginary Piano, a high-energy collection of jazz motifs, was released in May of 2005. He also released a short collection of original and classic Christmas solo piano music. Midnight Clear, which was released in October of 2005.
In May of 2006, he released a film short, A World Away, featuring the orchestral music of the same name.
In September of 2006, Gary was a recipient of the ASCAPlus Award for his contributions to Jazz.
Also in September of 2006, he released Legacy, a twenty song CD which includes 5 new compositions and his best work from several previous releases