All That Jazz
Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra
Featuring a special guest artist every session
Gary Smulyan, saxophone
Gifted multi-instrumentalist Gary Smulyan started his music career by first learning alto saxophone during his teenage years on Long Island. Today he is critically acclaimed across-the-board and recognized as the major voice on the baritone saxophone. His playing is marked by an aggressive rhythmic sense, an intelligent and creative harmonic approach—and perhaps most importantly—a strong and incisive wit.
Smulyan is a four-time winner of the Down Beat Critics’ and Readers’ Polls and a multiple winner of numerous other official polls including the Jazz Journalists Award for Baritone Saxophonist of the Year. He is a six-time Grammy award winner for his work with B.B. King, Joe Lovano and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.