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Gary Marks / Bio

For a songwriter with such a distinct sound and style, Gary Marks has been able to succeed in many different musical genres throughout his 40 year career. Gary's first recording, "Gathering," was a folk rock jazz album released in 1973. This original music was accompanied by a band of future jazz greats, including guitarist John Scofield, pianist Michael Cochrane, and vibraphonist David Samuels. The LP was distributed internationally. Gary toured the US and Europe before settling down in California in 1976. During that time he also recorded two more albums of the same genre, which included more great musicians -- pianist Art Lande, trumpet player Mark Isham, and oboe player Paul McCandless of "Oregon."

In the '80's and '90's Marks became known as one of the most unique and sophisticated rock songwriters on the west coast, recording another five albums. A number songs from these recordings got international airplay. During this time Marks secured publishing deals with Arista and Famous Music/Paramount.

Since the year 2000 Marks has released four more albums, "Bountiful," "A Whisper Can Change the World," "From Here," and his most recent recording in 2013, "No Turning Back."

In addition to continuing to make new music, in 2007 "Gathering" was re-released as a "rock-jazz classic" by the European record label Kindred Spirits. And in 2012 "Upon Oanda's Wing," Marks' second album was re-released as "the world's first masterpiece folk jazz album" by the record label, Stella, in Japan. A year later Stella re-released "Thoughts of Why," Marks' third album.

Marks is also a novelist and has to date, eleven novels published on Kindle, iPad and Lulu.

General Info

Band Members
Mike Kennedy, Tom Finch, Rob Fordyce
Artist Name
Gary Marks
Home Page
Active Since
Singer Songwriter / Pop Rock

Contact Info

San Francisco, CA

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