Saxophonist from Encino, currently in Monterey, California.
Toured and Recorded for 20 years with Airto Moreira and Flora Purim. During that period he has also toured and recorded with Jeff Lorber, Brian Bromberg, And many others. (See Bio)
Gary has collaborated with Dave Weckl since 2002.
He has appeared on over 200 records and teaches privately in Monterey.
Here’s a video with the band playing at Kuumbwa Jazz.
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“In addition to being catchy and filled with some attractive melodies (the relaxed ‘Midnight Sky,’ a soothing ‘Jeanne’s Song,’ and the eccentric ‘Bosphorous Blues’ are among the highlights), the performances include many fine solos by Meek (showing that he is equally skilled on tenor and piano), and the rockish guitarist Michael Lent who is explosive during his short spots…Gary Meek is heard throughout Monterey Groove in top form.” – LA Jazz Scene
“…combines both new creations and older songs from Meek’s 30-year career.” – Monterey Weekly
“…a vibrant set of modern fusion that celebrates the inspiring and natural musicality of Monterey…It certainly meets the limitless standards Gary Meek has set via his previous recordings.” – Sounds of Timeless Jazz
“Stellar…Gary Meek shows his prowess as a multi-talented musician as well as a composer on this release.” – Luxury Experience
“beautifully elegant…” – JP’s Music
“Meek is clearly inspired by the surroundings and atmosphere of his adopted home. You hear it in the pulsating rhythms as well as its floating, seemingly windswept lyricism.” –Making A Scene