Pianist/Vocalist/Organist Gary Brunotte performs his own brand of lyrical jazz,
influenced by the tradition but in his own personal voice. Born and raised in a small
town in Minnesota, he remembers, “My uncle played accordion, was self-taught and
performed in the Navy band. In addition, my stepfather played guitar and my other
uncles all played instruments. I started taking accordion lessons when I was nine.” He
debuted as a professional musician at a New Year's Eve job when he was 11, switched
to organ and performed with r and b and rock and roll bands as a teenager.
“I discovered jazz after listening to Brasil '66 and Blood, Sweat and Tears