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Gary Carpenter

Gary Carpenter has always had a passion for World Music and guitar. At age sixteen, he was awarded a scholarship to the Hartford Conservatory for his experimental Indian Raga/Rock Fusion compositions. He has studied under famed Windom Hill studio guitarist Steve Erquiaga. Upon his move to the Bay Area, he formed the World Fusion band “Montage,” which played to sold-out houses at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz and across the Bay Area.

In his career, he has worked and performed with such acclaimed musicians as Compass Blue Note, Afro-Cuban recording artist, Samba Ngo. He was also lead guitarist for Blues and R&B star Sista Monica and has contributed guitar tracks to Arabic World Electronica Embarka recording artist, MC Rai.

Gary’s exemplary playing skills have led him to live performances at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Sierra Music Festival, Sacramento Jazz and Blues Festival, and the Oakland Jazz and Blues Festival to name a few.
Gary‘s tracks have been featured on and, America’s largest Internet radio platform for Jazz and Ambient music.

It's a rare day indeed that I get a CD from an artist that I can truthfully say does not have a bad track in the bunch. I'm more than happy to announce that's exactly what I must say about this one. There simply is NOT a bad one in the bunch. No fillers here at all. Great Latin vibe in addition to flavoring his music with touches from other genres, Gary Carpenter represents the kind of versatile musician that Virtuoso Music & Distribution strives to support."

Vic McLean
Virtuoso Music & Distribution


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