Gary Guthman - Swing, swing, swing

Friday, 13th January, 7 pm
Concert Hall in CKK Jordanki
Tickets : 70 / 60 PLN

Gary Guthman /trumpet/
Jazz Trio: Filip Wojciechowski /piano/, Paweł Pańta /bas/, Cezary Konrad /drums/ 
Sławomir Chrzanowski /conductor/
Toruń Symphony Orchestra

Gary Guthman, originally from Portland Oregon, started his career at the age of nine.
As a young teen, Gary was a member of the nationally acclaimed "Seldom Six" Dixieland Band, comprised of 12 to 14 years olds who traveled the United States performing stage shows and conventions, playing, singing and tap-dancing all the way. Throughout Gary's high school and college years, he performed with jazz and rock and roll bands and at 17 years old, auditioned for the acclaimed Portland (Oregon) Youth Orchestra; the oldest of its kind in the United States.Gary played principal trumpet and in his last year with the PYO, performed as soloist with the orchestra, the only trumpet player in its history (to date) to achieve that acclaim. Mr. Guthman was fortunate to study trumpet for the first 15 of his playing years. His teachers were Jack Dalby, Joyce Johnson, James Smith and the recently retired (after 38 years!) Principal trumpet of  the Oregon Symphony - Fred Sautter. After attending Portland State University, Gary was pleased to do short stints with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (lead by Lee Castle), Stan Kenton Orchestra, Don Ellis Orchestra and  Louis Bellson

In  the early 1980's, Gary Guthman moved to Canada. Within the next few years, he became known as one of Canada's premier lead and commercial trumpeters, playing on over 100, televised "ITV IN Concert" performances as well as numerous radio shows, jingles, movie sound tracks and in concert. Gary performed on television with Tom Jones, Paul Anka , directed the jazz program at the University of  British Columbia in Vancouver and formed his  renowned "Tribute Orchestra". 1995 saw the inception of  Gary Guthman's hit show  "A Tribute To Harry James", followed by the creation of his  "Trumpet Greats"  in 1998,  "Swingmatism!" in 2004 and in 2007 for Internationally renowned harpist Malgorzata Zalewska, his critically acclaimed  "Master and Margarita". From 1998-2001, Gary was the Musical Director and starred in the North American Musical Theatre Revue "Forever Swing" and won a distinguished Canadian "Jesse" Award.

In 2004, Gary debuted by invitation at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, conducted by Skitch Henderson.
Since moving to Central Europe, Gary has given over 250 concerts with his "Gary Guthman Quartet" and "The New Swing Orchestra" as well as Symphonic Pops concerts. In 2011, Gary released his next CD entitled "Solar Eclipse" on the Polski Radio Jazz Label, featuring his quartet of world-class Polish jazz artists Filip Wojciechowski/piano, Paweł Pańta/Bass, Cezary Konrad/Drums. Gary Guthman is the only non-Polish jazz artist to release his own CD in the 95-year history of Polish Radio. In 2014, along with his co-writer Doman Nowakowski, Gary composed the Libretto, Music and Lyrics for a new musical entitled "Letter From Warsaw".  Projected premier date is January/2017 at Polish Theatre in Warsaw (Poland). In 2015, Gary began an association as Producer and Composer for rising young vocal start Sasha Strunin. Their new Cd project "Woman in Black" is projected to be released in  2016.