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Performance/Teaching History

Gary Paulo




Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA


MM Saxophone Performance

Graduate Assistant for Dr. Robert Ambrose, Associate Director - School of Music, Director of Wind Studies


Indiana University 



BM Saxophone Performance

Student of Eugene Rousseau, Baritone Saxophone – Indiana University Saxophone Quartet


Lassiter High School


Alfred Watkins, Director

Dr. Sue Samuels, Associate Director

1995 Mid-West Band and Orchestra Participant, 1994 Bands of America National Finalist, 1993-1997 All-State Band member, Baritone Saxophone





Atlanta Symphony Orchestra                                                                                                                        June 29, 2013        Just Imagine – A Symphonic Tribute to John Lennon featuring Tim Piper with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Jere Flint, conductor. Chastain Park Amphitheater.

Baritone and Tenor Saxophone


Albany Symphony Orchestra                                                                                                                        April 13, 2013

Albany Municipal Auditorium, Dr. Clair Fox Hilliard, conductor.  Performed Tenor Saxophone; Maurice Ravel’s “Bolero”.


Flux Saxophone Quartet                                                                                                                                    March, 2013  

North American Saxophone Alliance Region 6 Conference

University of Central Florida, Dr. George Weremchuk – Host

Friday Evening Artist Concert

Performed: Keen (2003) – Roshanne Etezady, Saxophonquartett II (1997) – Wolfram Wagner

Jan Berry Baker – Soprano Saxophone, Joren Cain – Alto Saxophone, Michael Bovenzi – Tenor Saxophone, Gary Paulo – Baritone Saxophone


 Flux Saxophone Quartet                                                                                                                              February, 2013           The Music of Lei Liang, Chinese New Year Concert

Featuring: Bent Frequency, Yihan Chen, Vega String Quartet, Flux Saxophone Quartet

Florence-Kopleff Recital Hall, Georgia State University

Jan Berry Baker – Soprano Saxophone, Masahito Sugihara – Alto Saxophone, Michael Bovenzi – Tenor Saxophone, Gary Paulo – Baritone Saxophone

Performed: Yuan (2008)


Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra                                                                                                                 October, 2012     Tenor Saxophone Soloist on Ravel’s Bolero

Mirna Ogrizovic-Ciric and Amy Wilson conduct

North Decatur Presbyterian Church


Atlanta Saxophone Quartet                                                                                                                      September, 2012         The Atlanta Saxophone Quartet presents: "The Joy of Sax"

Scott Stewart - Soprano, Jan Berry Baker - Alto, Perry Roth - Tenor, Gary Paulo - Baritone

Featuring: The Midtown Brass Quintet, Dr. Ken Long - Bass Clarinet, Elena Cholakova - Piano, the Vega String Quartet.  Performing the music of: Lennon, Tull, Yoshimatsu, Mozart, D'Rivera, Weill, Goldstein


Emory University, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

1700 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA, 30322


FLUX Saxophone Quartet                                                                                                                                 August, 2012  Valdosta State University, Fine Arts Buliding

VSU College of the Arts, Fine Arts Building
1500 N. Patterson, Valdosta, GA 31698


Performing the music of Schmitt, Wagner, Torke, Etezady, and Piazzolla.

Jan Berry Baker – Soprano Saxophone, Joren Cain – Alto Saxophone, Michael Bovenzi – Tenor Saxophone, Gary Paulo – Baritone Saxophone


Emory University Wind Ensemble                                                                                                                      July, 2012    Emory University, Scott Stewart - Conductor

Jenkins Courtyard, Goizueta Business School
1300 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322

Performing with the Emory Summer Concert Band – Soloist Georgia On My Mind


Atlanta Saxophone Quartet                                                                                                                                  June, 2011     Atlanta Saxophone Quartet – feature concert, sponsored by the Rome Symphony

Orchestra, Rome GA.  Dr. Richard Prior, conductor.

Members of the Atlanta Saxophone Quartet:

Dr. Scott Stewart, Dr. Jan Baker, Mr. David Johnson, Mr. Gary Paulo


Solo Performance – Baritone Saxophone                                                                                                          July,2010    Estoril International Music Festival, Estoril, Portugal – Performed the music of Christian Lauba.

Concert Venue: Escola de hotelaria e turismo de lisboa


Alabama Symphony Orchestra                                                                                                                 December, 2009        Alto Saxophone – Alabama Symphony Pops, with Grammy Award winning artists Take 6.

BJCC Concert Hall, Christopher Confessore, Conductor. 


Alabama Symphony Orchestra                                                                                                                           April, 2009          Alto Saxophone – Ben Vareen with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, BJCC Concert Hall 

Christopher Confessore, Conductor.


Alabama Symphony Orchestra                                                                                                                             May, 2008   Alto Saxophone – George Gershwin, “Porgy and Bess”.  Performed in concert by Opera Birmingham, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and the Birmingham Concert Chorale.  Alys Stephens Center, Justin Brown, Conductor.




AJ Ghent Band                                                                                                                                 October, 2013 - present  


March 24-27: Hard Rock Resort and Casino, Punta Cana, Domician Republic.  With the Zac Brown Band

March 21:  James Brown Arena, Augusta, GA.  With the Zac Brown Band

March 20: UTC McKenzie Arena, Chattnooga, TN.  With the Zac Brown Band

March 19: Columbus Civic Center, Columbus, GA.  With the Zac Brown Band

February 8:  CFSB Center, Murray, KY.  With the Zac Brown Band

February 7:  BMO Harris Bank Center, Rockford, IL.  With the Zac Brown Band

February 6:  Resch Center, Green Bay, WI.  With the Zac Brown Band

February 5:  Huntington Center, Toledo, OH.  With the Zac Brown Band

December 31: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI.  With the Zac Brown Band

December 29:  Ford Center, Evansville, IN.  With the Zac Brown Band

December 28:  BOK Center, Tulsa, OK.  With the Zac Brown Band

December 27:  FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN.  With the Zac Brown Band

December 15:  iWireless Center, Moline, IL.  With the Zac Brown Band

December 14:  Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY.  With the Zac Brown Band

December 13:  Erie Insurance Arena, Erie PA.  With the Zac Brown Band

October 28:  Ak-chin Amphitheater, Phoenix, AZ.  With the Zac Brown Band

October 27:  Sleep Train Amphitheater, Chula Vista, CA. With the Zac Brown Band

October 25, 26:  The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA.  With the Zac Brown Band


Zac Brown Band                                                                                                                                                 October, 2012 

The Southern Ground Music and Food Festival, October 20

Charleston, SC


The Temptations Review Featuring Dennis Edwards                                                                              October, 2012 

Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA, October 19

 The Boutwell Auditorium, Birmingham, AL,  October 26


Jazz Orchestra Atlanta                                                                                                                                           May, 2012  

Atlantic Center Plaza: Alston+Bird, LLP

Jazz Orchestra Atlanta: Annual Fundraiser

Baritone Saxophone


Coy Bowles and the Fellowship                                                                                                                           May, 2012

Smith's Olde Bar - 1578 Piedmont Ave NE                                                                                          

Atlanta, GA 30305

Performing with Coy Bowles and the Fellowship - 500 Songs for Kids, Songs for Kids Foundation

Tavern 99, 128 East Andrews Drive, Atlanta, GA 30305

Baritone Saxophone with Coy Bowles of the Zach Brown Band


Dixie Tavern - 2319 Windy Hill Road

Marietta, GA 30067

(770) 690-0090

Coy Bowles and the Fellowship, with Sonia Leigh


The Temptations                                                                                                                                                     June, 2006   

Alto Saxophone – Otis Williams (original member) and the Temptations.

Fredrick Brown Amphitheater: 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City, GA 30269.  

Two sold out performances, 2,600 capacity.


Perpetual Groove – International Touring Band                                                                            October 2008-Present

Georgia Theater, Athens GA, November 15, 2012

Georgia Theater, Athens GA, April 28, 2012

Jam Cruise 10, Haiti and Jamaica, Pool Deck and Theater concerts, January 2012

Work-Play Theater, Birmingham AL, October 2011

Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA, July 2011

Amberland Music Festival, Lafayette GA, May 2009 -  May 2012

Georgia Theater, Athens GA, December 2009

Freebird Live Theater, Jacksonville FL, October 2008




Record: At the Station

Artist: Under The Porch

Recording Dates: April 2009 - April 2010 – Under The Porch’s debut record, recorded at Big Rip Records, Alpharetta GA.  Engineer – Jason Chapman


Record: Lately Here Though

Artist: Brock Butler

Recording Dates:  May 2009 - Brock Butler's first solo studio album, Lately Here Though.  Produced and recorded by David Barbe (Drive-by-Truckers, Cracker) at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA.  Performed on If Ever Even Then and Things (The Way They Should Be).


Album:  American Manuscripts

Artist: Georgia State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Recording Dates:  April 2008 – Recorded at Allgood Studios in Atlanta, GA.  Produced by Bill Allgood and Dr. Robert Ambrose.  Ensemble conducted by Dr. Robert Ambrose.  Played principle alto on Michael Colgrass’s Raag Mala, and John Mackey’s Strange Humors.




Emory University, Atlanta GA – Artist Affiliate, 2010-Present – Dr. Scott Stewart - Director of Wind Studies, Kevin Karnes – Music Chair


Lassiter High School, Marietta GA – Private Instructor, Marching and Wind Staff, 2005 – Present.  Alfred Watkins – Director, Laura Borchert and James Thompson – Associate Directors.


Woodward Academy, College Park GA – Private Instructor, 2010 – Present – Woodward Academy is Atlanta’s most prestigious private school, grades K-12.  Ben Hines – High School Band Director, Ken Beard – Middle School Band Director.


Carere Music, Atlanta GA – Private Instructor, 2007-Present – Carere Music is a music retail and education outlet featuring only professional woodwind and brass instruments and accessories and the highest quality teaching.  Owned and managed by Jeanne Carere. 


University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham AL – Adjunct Professor, 2005-2006 – Dr. Sue Samuels – Director of Bands, Dr. Jeff Reynolds – Music Chair.




Certificate of Completion – Estoril International Music Festival - Estoril, Portugal. Course focusing on the music of Christian Lauba.  Notable composer Christian Lauba and saxophonist Richard Ducros hosted the course in July 2010. 




North American Saxophone Alliance

Atlanta Saxophone Quartet, Baritone Saxophone

Emory University, Artist Affiliate - Saxophone

Contemporary Tenor Saxophone Repertoire Initiative

Cobb Wind Symphony, Alto Saxophone – 2003, 2011 Mid-West Band and Orchestra Clinic participants

Under the Porch

Perpetual Groove

Coy Bowles and the Fellowship (Coy is a member of the Grammy award winning Zach Brown Band)













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