WSU Jazz Festival Gala Concert
Drummer Gary Hobbs will join WSU Jazz Band I in presenting a concert of exciting and contemporary big band music at Noon on Nov. 7 as part of the 26th annual WSU Jazz Festival.
Hobbs is a native of the Pacific Northwest and lives in Vancouver, WA. He has played professionally for over four decades and appears on over 60 recordings. Gary played with The Stan Kenton Orchestra from 1975 through 1977.
Gary is very active in Jazz Education teaching at the University of Oregon and traveling all over the US doing clinics, concerts and jazz camps. Through the years Gary has played with Randy Brecker, Bud Shank, George Cables, Ken Peplowski, Pete Christlieb, Greta Matassa, Anita O’Day, Dan Siegel, Glen Moore, The New York Voices, Eddie Harris and many more.