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2023.8.9 Gary Lindsay Composer Spotlight


August 9, 2023

Event Type

Composer Spotlight

Chelsea McBride

Event Type Description

Composer Spotlights feature a Presenting Artist outlining compositional concepts contained within their own work by examining score & audio excerpts.


Chorinho: Arranging, Orchestrating, and Remote Recording

About the Presenting Artists(s)

Gary Lindsay is a Grammy-nominated arranger, composer, educator, and author of "Jazz Arranging Techniques: From Quartet to Big Band." He is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award, a Chamber Music America grant from the Doris Duke Foundation and received a Grammy nomination in arranging for “Cherokee” from the Arturo Sandoval CD I Remember Clifford. As an arranger/composer, Gary has worked with Maynard Ferguson, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Jose Feliciano, Natalie Cole, Gloria Estefan, Arturo Sandoval, The Florida Philharmonic, The Airmen of Note, and The Miami Saxophone Quartet among others. On woodwinds, Gary has performed with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Mike and Randy Brecker, Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Turrentine, Natalie Cole and many other pop and jazz luminaries. Gary is Professor Emeritus in the Studio/Jazz Writing Masters program and the Doctoral program in Jazz Composition in the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, where he taught beginning in 1980.

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