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Barone, Gary (Anthony)

Barone, Gary (Anthony), trumpeter; b. Detroit, MI, 12 December 1941. He began playing trumpet at age 6. Both Gary and his brother Mike Barone (trombone; b. 12/27/36) were taught by their father, Joe Barone, who played trumpet with the Bob Crosby Orchestra and many other big bands from the 1920's through the 1960's.

Gary spent most of his youth in Cleveland, Ohio and attended Purdue University in 1959 to study Engineering. He had begun playing professionally at age 14 and continued to support himself through college with a variety of music dates, including recording and TV work in Cleveland. He received a B.A. in Economics from Michigan State in 1964.

In 1965, Gary moved to Los Angeles where he began a long series of associations with the big bands of Stan Kenton, Gerald Wilson, Bill Holman, Terry Gibbs, and his brother Mike.  He also played with the small groups of Bud Shank, Frank Rossolino, Willie Bobo and, from 1967 to 1971, he was featured with Shelly Manne at the Manne Hole jazz club in Hollywood.

Gary's TV and movie work included recording with composers Dave Grusin, Henry Mancini, Lalo Schifrin, and John Williams; he was featured soloist in the movie "New York, New York," and TV shows "Starsky and Hutch" and "Barney Miller."  Between studio jobs, Gary toured with Supersax, Frank Zappa, Canned Heat and the Mark-Almond Band and also taught at Stan Kenton Clinics and other jazz workshops throughout the United States.

After studying composing and arranging with Dick Grove, Gary moved to Portland, Oregon in 1988. Besides leading his own band, he played with David Friesen, Chuck Israels, and John Stowell and taught at Mount Hood Community College and the Bud Shank Jazz Clinic. In 1989, Gary decided to continue his education and in 1992 received a M.S. in Economics at Portland State University, where he also taught jazz improvisation. He then recorded four CDs and toured Europe twice with David Friesen. 

In 1995, Gary was invited to the Jazz & Rock Schule in Freiburg, Germany, as Artist in Residence, and he has lived and taught there ever since. He has performed with Jiggs Whigham, Christof Lauer, Tony Lakatos and Albert Mangelsdorf, and has recorded CDs with Florian Dling, Oliver Strauch, Waldi Heidepriem, and his own Space Band. He leads the Freiburg Jazzhaus Big Band, and holds improvisation workshops. His concert activities include appearances with Ro Kuijpers, Matthias Stichs Seven Senses, and his own quintet.

Barone Brothers: Blues and Other Happy Moments (1979); Gary and the Space Band: Open Fields (1998); Gary Barone and Ro Kuijpers: Ta Ta Boom! (1999); Gary Barone Quintet: Live At The Birds Eye (Forthcoming)

As sideperson:
Bud Shank: Magical Mystery (1967); Stan Kenton: Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestras (1968); Bud Shank/Michel Legrand: Windmills of Your Mind (1969); Shelly Manne: Outside (1969), Alive in London (1970), Mannekind (1972); Joe Masters: The Jazz Mass (late 60s); Gene Siegal-Terry Jones Orchestra (late60s); Frank Strazzeri: Frames (late60s), Thats Him and This Is Now (1969); Gerald Wilson Orchestra: Golden Sword (late 60s); Live and Swinging (1967); Everywhere (1968); Gabor Szabo: Light My Fire (1967); Sarah Vaughan: Sarah with Michel Legrand (1972); Jessie Ed Davis: Keep Me Comin (1973); Dave Mason: Dave Mason (1974); Kinky Friedman: Kinky Friedman (1974); Hugo Montenegro: Rocket Man - A Tribute to Elton John (1975), Others By Brothers (1975); Pat Britt Quintet: Jazzman (1975), Starsong (1976); Mark-Almond Band: Right to the Heart (1976); Fun Zone: Fun Zone (1977); Robby Krieger: Robby Krieger and Friends (1978); Movie Sound Tracks: Dirty Harry (early 70s), New York, New York (late 70s) American Hot Wax  (1978); Alan Parker: Band of Angels (1979); The Coasters: Coasting (1979); Teddy Saunders Sextet: Sue Blue (1980); Howard Wales: Rendezvous With The Sun (1984); David Friesen: Upon the Swing (1993), Ancient Kings (1994), From Worldbeat to Bluenote (1996), Castles and Flags (1996), Four To Go (1996); Masters of Jazz: Vol. 4: Big Bands (1996); Florian Dling Sextet: Morning Sun, (1996), Live at the ZMF (1997); Gerhard Schmitt: Dimensions in Massive Jazz (1998); Mike Barone Big Band: Live at Dontes (1998); Oliver Strauch: Short Stories (2000); Matthias Stichs Seven Senses: Mehrschichtig (2001); Hannah Schuly: Quo Vado? (2002)

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