Short Biography

Gary Paulo – Saxophone – Gary is a graduate of Indiana University where he received a BM in classical saxophone performance while studying with legendary saxophonist Eugene Rousseau. When he returned home in 2001 he was in high demand as a teacher and performer in the Atlanta area. He has worked teaching clinics and master classes at many of the wonderful high school and middle school band programs in metro Atlanta helping prepare for performances at the GMEA state in-service and the prestigious Mid-west Band and Orchestra Clinic.  He was the adjunct saxophone instructor at the University of Alabama-Birmingham during the 2004-2005 school term before starting his master’s degree in 2006. Beginning in 2010 he joined the faculty at Emory University in Atlanta as the Artist Affiliate for saxophone, and in 2017 joined the faculty at Berry College in Rome, Georgia teaching saxophone and Aural Skills.  

Gary has performed with national touring acts, spanning several genres of music. His performance credits include - soloist with the Berry College Wind Ensemble, St. Cloud St. University Wind Ensemble and the Emory University Wind Ensemble.  He also performs regularly with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Augusta Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, The Temptations, and the Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, the Zac Brown Band and Natasha Bedingfield. In addition, he has toured internationally with the AJ Ghent Band and performed at the Hollywood Bowl, BB Kings in Times Square and Memphis, the Hard Rock in the Dominican Republic, and recorded a live album “Live at Terminal West” at Terminal West in Atlanta, Georgia in 2015.  Gary is also a member of "the horn band of Atlanta - Bumpin' the Mango" and was a contributing writer for their self-titled release in 2018, the Atlanta Saxophone Quartet, and the Cobb Wind Symphony. In 2008 he completed a Master of Music at Georgia State University, and in 2010 he studied with renowned contemporary music composer Christian Lauba and saxophonist Richard Ducros in Estoril, Portugal at the Estoril Music Festival.  Gary is a D’Addario Woodwinds Reserve Clinician and a member of the American Federation of Musicians. 

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