Gary Willis

Musician, bandleader and educator

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About Gary Willis

Through the years Willis has played with musicians like Wayne Shorter, Allan Holdsworth, Hubert Laws, Simon Phillips, Joe Diorio, Robben Ford, and Phil Upchurch, as well as being the co-leader of Tribal Tech. In sixteen years of co-leading Tribal Tech with guitarist Scott Henderson, the band produced nine critically acclaimed CD's, (the last one, Rocket Science, was released in 2000) Willis launched his solo career with the September 1996 release of No Sweat, featuring incredible performances by Dennis Chambers on drums, Scott Kinsey on keyboards, and Steve Tavaglione on woodwinds and EWI. For the 1998 follow up Bent, in addition to Chambers, Kinsey and Tavaglione, Willis added the fiery tenor of Bob Berg and long time Tribal Tech cohort/drummer Kirk Covington.

The Texas native studied arranging and improvisation as part of the legendary jazz program at North Texas State University. As of 2004, Willis became a Barcelona, Spain resident and spends part of his time as a professor of composition, arranging, improvisation and bass at Barcelona's prestigious Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya conservatory. For more information, check out Gary Willis' website.

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