This is it! Gary Announces his Retirement from the Jazz World!
As Gary says, “I have been preparing for this for the past two years, gradually reducing my commitments and making the final decision for when to step back from my six decades of performing. Let’s just say, for health reasons, this is the right time to start a new chapter in my life.”
Gary will begin his final USA tour March 1 in D.C., touring with his long-time collaborator, pianist Makoto Ozone — the leading jazz musician in Japan. Gary and Makoto have recorded a number of CDs together and played too many concerts to count over the 30-some years of their musical partnership. Gary chose their critically acclaimed duet setting as the way he wanted to closeout his musical career.
The duo will be playing up and down the East coast along with some dates in the Midwest, revisiting some of the places they have played regularly over the years. This provides a chance for friends and longtime fans to catch one more performance of Gary and Makoto at their finest.