All About Jazz is celebrating Gary Bartz's birthday today!
Jazz saxophonist Gary Bartz first came to New York in 1958 to attend the Julliard Conservatory of Music. Just 17 years old, Gary couldn\'t wait to come to the city to play and learn. It was a very good time for the music in New York, at the end of what had been the be-bop era," says Bartz. Charlie Parker had passed away three years previously but Miles\' group was in its heyday, Monk was down at the Five Spot... Read more.Place our Musician of the Day widget on your website or blog.