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(1) Gary Thomas (born June 6, 1961) is an American jazz saxophonist from Baltimore, Maryland. He was a member of Special Edition and has worked with Cassandra Wilson, Wallace Roney, Miles Davis and Steve Coleman. He currently the head of the Jazz department at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

(2) Gary Thomas is an experimental folk musician from Durban, South Africa. After studying Classical Guitar in school he completed a music degree at The University of Kwa- Zulu Natal in 2005, majoring in Jazz guitar. Upon moving to Cape Town in 2006, he recorded his first album ¨Wooden Boxes and Thought Hunting¨, which was officially released in 2009.
2010 saw the release of the hugely successful “Contraption Distoria”, with the single “Walls and Floors” gaining tremendous airplay on radio and television. The instrumental track “AWDFH”, another crowd favourite, combines intricate finger picking and violently energetic strumming.
Often dubbed the “hardest working solo artist in South Africa”, Gary has played most major festivals in the country and regularly tours through almost every city/ town in South Africa. He supported UK Ninja Tunes artist Fink, on his South African tour in 2008, with his duo at the time, Cabins in the Forest.


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  • Grolletjie

    Hmm... There needs to be some way for to differentiate between different Gary Thomas tracks - I am listening to the South African Gary Thomas, not the saxophonist.

    24 Aug 2012 Reply
  • selim714

    The picture is of Gary Thomas the saxman. His music is in no way related to the didgeridoo Gary Thomas.

    12 Dec 2008 Reply
  • didgeridoo-fm

    ...i like him very much.....thx's garry and the rest of the crew

    7 Jul 2008 Reply

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