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Welcome to the official website for Gary Wicks!
Pro bassist-touring & session; composer; educator; gourmet coffee/craft beer/single malt fan & proud papa! Have a look around and be sure to connect with your favorite social media platform. See you at the gig!
Gary is available for remote recording sessions. Click the link to the Soundbetter website below or direct message me. Thank you!!
"Wicks' playing, in the spirit of bass royalty Scott LaFaro, Charles Mingus, and Chuck Israels, is right on the money in allowing the listener to "feel" the bass, instead of "overly hear" it. His bass lines are fresh, original, and together with the gentlemen of his rhythm section, weaves a perfect carpet for soloists to strut upon. By letting his fellow artists shine, he shines as well." - Kathryn Ballard Shut, Jazz Times
"Mr. Wicks is clearly the Stephane Grappelli of the bass..." - Peter Rutenberg, Grammy winning conductor and producer
"They're backed by just a quartet...Gary Wicks was a strong presence on acoustic and Electric (bass)." R.J. Deluke, review of The Manhattan Transfer at the Egg, Albany, NY ( All About Jazz.com)