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Jazz with Gary Motley and Friends

Gary Motley is one of the most highly regarded jazz pianists in the southeastern United States. During his career, he has established a professional association with many of today's leaders in jazz, having worked with artists ranging from Dave Brubeck to Clarke Terry. Gary has been recognized with awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Soapstone Center for the Arts, the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, and the American Composers Forum. Gary has also been featured in Downbeat Magazine and on Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland (NPR). His recording credits range from his premiere CD Peaceful Moments (1994) to his latest recording, Everything I Love (May 2005).


Hot off a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall, Gary Motley visits the GPB studios to perform with some of his very talented friends: trumpet player Melvin Jones, bass player Rodney Jordan, and drummer Leon Anderson, Jr. A homegrown Georgian, Gary Motley is one of our state's top cultural ambassadors.


To hear more of Motley’s music and learn more about the artist, visit his website.

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