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Acoustic bassist Gary Wang has been living and playing professionally in New York for the past eight years. Growing up in the Boston and San Francisco areas, he studied classical piano for several years from the age of 6, but was more interested in playing guitar in local rock groups. As a young teenager, however, he became fascinated with jazz and switched to acoustic bass at age 17. While in high school, he competed twice in the Berklee School of Music High school jazz competition with the Andover High School small ensemble, winning 2nd place in 1989 and 1st place in 1990.

In 1991, Gary attended Columbia University. He graduated in 1995 magna cum laude with a B.A. degree in Computer Science. While in college, he studied classical bass with Linda McKnight of the Manhattan School of Music and played in some of the school classical and jazz ensembles. It was only after graduating from college, however, that he decided to dedicate himself to pursuing jazz music full time.

The Architects

Label: Next Level
Released: 2020
Track listing: What I'll Find, Swimming, It May Not Always Be So, Same Song, Ask, Hide and Seek, Careful Construction, Caution, The Architects, Holding Pattern

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

A World of Piano Trios

Read "A World of Piano Trios" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

The piano trio format is alive and well, judging by this disparate collection of piano trio albums (mostly: a couple of them feature a guest vocalist on a track or two). They come from Israel (recorded in Berlin), Slovenia (recorded in New York City), Greece (recorded in Hungary), Boston, and Asheville, North Carolina. Traditionally the pianist ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

David Smith Quintet: Impetus

Read "Impetus" reviewed by Luigi Sforza

La registrazione analogica di Impetus -terzo disco del David Smith Quintet -valorizza pienamente gli aspetti performativi del gruppo conferendo al sound un respiro “naturale," in cui la musicalità si abbina alla precisione esecutiva e l'ariosità delle melodie dà spunto ad ispirati parti solistiche. La band guidata dal trombettista canadese David Smith, naturalizzato newyorkese, sa inanellare ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

The Anat Fort Trio with Gianluigi Trovesi at the Rubin Museum of Art

Read "The Anat Fort Trio with Gianluigi Trovesi at the Rubin Museum of Art" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Anat Fort Trio with Gianluigi Trovesi Rubin Museum Of Art New York, NY July 8, 2016 Pianist/composer Anat Fort's trio last played at the Rubin Museum of Art in November, 2008, and it seemed like the packed house had collectively been waiting for its return. Applause, and even cheers washed over the stage as ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Anat Fort Trio with Gianluigi Trovesi at the Rubin Museum of Art

Read "Anat Fort Trio with Gianluigi Trovesi at the Rubin Museum of Art" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

Anat Fort Trio with Gianluigi Trovesi Rubin Museum of Art New York, NY July 8, 2016 On July 8, 2016, Israeli pianist Anat Fort made a welcome return to her New York comfort zone. Having forged relationships with many of that city's greats over the years, not least of ...

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TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2016

Read "TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2016" reviewed by John Kelman

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival Ottawa, Canada June 22 -July 3, 2016 It's hard to believe, with seasons that move quickly from spring into summer, that it was time, once again, for the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival. Now in its 36th year, the festival has grown from a weekend event into a full-blown, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Anat Fort Trio with Gianluigi Trovesi: Birdwatching

Read "Birdwatching" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Israeli pianist/composer Anat Fort augments her longstanding trio with bassist Gary Wang and drummer Roland Schneider by adding Italian reedman Gianluigi Trovesi (who plays alto clarinet throughout) for her third ECM album, following 2010's And If. The trio had long been based in New York City, but since Fort 's return to Israel and Schneier's return ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Day 2 Of 8th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival Re-scheduled To September 20, 1-6pm

Day 2 Of 8th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival Re-scheduled To September 20, 1-6pm

“The Red Hook Jazz Festival exists contentedly on the margins, like its namesake neighborhood and much of the music on its bill... The mood in the audience was neighborly, with a higher ratio of small children to youngish adults than I’ve seen at any musical event not expressly pitched as a kids’ show.” —Nate Chinen, New ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Sheryl Bailey 4: For All Those Living

Read "For All Those Living" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Wes Montgomery may be gone, but the great jazz guitarist's crisp, rich-toned sound lives on in Sheryl Bailey, whose style is so reminiscent of the icon, but whose technique has also been compared to that of Pat Martino. It is quite clear that Bailey is a gifted guitarist as well as a veteran musician, with several ...


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