Saxophonist/composer Gary Campbell's life as a jazz musician began in his hometown of IIndianapolis, Indiana, the city that spawned jazz greats such as J.J. Johnson, Freddie Hubbard, Slide Hampton, Wes, Buddy and Monk Montgomery, and many others.

As a teenager he was introduced to the jazz community through his teacher and mentor David Baker. Learning the ropes by sitting in at local clubs and jam sessions, he played with the likes of organist Mel Rhyne and guitarist Ted Dunbar. After brief stints at Indiana University and the University of Miami, Gary migrated to New York City. From the late 60's through the 70's he was active in the innovative, energetic, and notorious loft scene - the testing ground for dozens of creative young jazz musicians.

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Date: 31 March 2012

Location: USA, UCF rehearsal hall