Gary Zugar – Baritone Sax and Clarinet
Gary Zugar, a Houston native, began playing professionally at the age of 15, while still in school at Humble High School. He attended Sam Houston State University and went on to play with every major band and in every major venue in the area, including the Chandelier Ballroom, the Shamrock, the Hyatt, and the Hilton. In the Galveston area, he has performed at the Moody Center, the Grand 1894 Opera House, the Galvez, as well as many times at the Sylvan Beach Pavilion in La Porte. He performed for 19 years with Buddy Brock and for 19 years with Ed Gerlach. He has also performed with Bob Crosby and the Bobcats, the Harry James Band, the Glen Miller Band, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Wayne Newton, Mitzi Gaynor, The Four Tops, and The Temptations. Mr. Zugar lives in Porter, TX.