Gary Guthman - composer, jazz musician, trumpet player
Originally from Portland Oregon, he began his career with the Stan Kenton Jazz Workshop series, was a winner of the US National Championship for Bands, studied composition and arranging at Portland State University. Mr. Guthman studied 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 taught at the University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, Grant MacEwan University.
Has composed, arranged and performed for the “ITV in Concert Series”, “Celebrity Review”, “The Palace”, “The Tommy Banks Show”. 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 1999-2001 he was musical director for Michael Bublé.
Mr. Guthman currently resides in Warsaw Poland.