Basic Background Info
As a young child in Yorkshire, Gary Husband studied classical piano and theory under Fanny Waterman. Gary Husband began studying the drums before he was ten years old and as a teenager, Gary excelled with both instruments. Gary Husband joined the Syd Lawrence Orchestra in 1976 as its youngest drummer. At this time, Gary Husband also composed jingles and theme music, accompanied jazz musicians, and freelanced in an array of genres.
Gary Husband relocated to London, where he worked with Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia, The Jim Mullen/Dick Morrissey Band, the Gary Boyle Band, and Jeff Clyne’s Turning Point.
In 1979, Gary Husband began performing with Allan Holdsworth. The duo regularly performed until 2000. During that time, Gary also played with Billy Cobham, Andy Summers, Zakir Hussain, Gary Moore, Juicy Lucy, Gongzilla, Jack Bruce, Jim Mullen, Julian Joseph, Julian Siegel Quartet, Tim Garland, Randy Brecker, Bob Berg, Splint!, Geoff Keezer, Alan Skidmore, Ron Sexmith, Brian Houston, and Jimmy Nail. Gary also drummed with Level 42, the jazz/funk/pop act, for many years.
The Gary Husband Trio is a contemporary piano-led (by Gary) spin on jazz music, with Gene Calderazzo (drums) and Mick Hutton (bass). Gary also plays drums, guitar, and charango with the trio. Most recently, Gary recorded and performed on both drums and piano with John McLaughlin.
In addition to performing on the drums and piano/keyboard, Gary Husband created an instructional drum video and frequently offers drum clinics and master classes around the world.
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