Gary Guthman - composer, jazz musician, trumpet player
Originally from Portland Oregon, Gary Guthman began his career with the Stan Kenton Jazz Summer Band Camp series, was a winner of the US National Championship for Bands, and studied composition at Portland State University as well as composition, arranging, and orchestration techniques under the tutelage of Henry Mancini and Don Costa (arranger for Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, and Tony Bennett). Later, he was on the faculty of music at the University of British Columbia, the University of Alberta, and Grant MacEwan University.
Mr. Guthman has composed, arranged, and performed for the “ITV in Concert Series”, “Celebrity Review”, “The Palace”, and "The Tommy Banks Show”. He has written and arranged for premier performances with the Toronto Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, Memphis Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Portland Symphony, Austin Symphony, and the New York Pops (Carnegie Hall).
Gary Guthman has cooperated in concert with such renowned artists as Stan Kenton, Louis Bellson, The Dorsey Brothers Big Band, Clark Terry as well as the Bee Gees, Tom Jones, Aretha Franklin, Paul Anka, Burt Bacharach, Tony Bennett, Michel Legrand, Anne Murray, Neil Sedaka. From 1999 to 2001 he was musical director for Michael Bublé.
Mr. Guthman currently resides in Warsaw Poland.