VanPort Jazz

Big Band Jazz

Gary Lomprey - Guitar


Gary grew up in a musical family. His father was a band director in the Air Force. Gary started playing guitar at age 10. He played bass in the California Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, played guitar in high school jazz bands, and studied harmony and theory. He started playing semi-pro gigs at age 15 and has played professionally off and on ever since. Gary worked as a studio and touring musician in Brasil and South America for 13 years. Gary has played a wide variety of styles but his passion is Jazz, Fusion, and Brazilian Jazz. He currently plays a Gibson E-335 through a Fender Deluxe Reverb amp.