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Gary Motley is one of the most highly regarded jazz pianists in the southeastern United States. During his career, he has established a professional association with many of today's leaders in jazz, having worked with artists ranging from Dave Brubeck to Clarke Terry. Gary has been recognized with awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Soapstone Center for the Arts, the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, and the American Composers Forum. Gary has also been featured in Downbeat Magazine and on Piano Jazz  with Marian McPartland (NPR). His recording credits range from his premier CD Peaceful Moments (1994) to his latest recording, Everything I Love (May 2005). 

This site contains biographical information, reviews, a complete discography, calendar of upcoming performances and a convenient way to purchase CDs online. As you view this page, you are listening to Thelonious Monk's I Mean You featuring Gary Motley with bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers from their recent reunion concert with saxophonist Wes Anderson. You can hear more of the trio on their new CD Everything I Love. This recording also features vocalist Veronica Tate along with bassist Neal Starkey and drummer Clay Hulet. Click here to hear more sound bytes. If you would like to know about upcoming performances and events, be sure to check out our events calendar. Meanwhile, we hope you enjoy the website!

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The Gary Motley Quartet performs with the Vega String Quartetat The Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival on Friday and Saturday, July 21st & 22nd

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Gary Motley

Photo by Jim Hancock

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Coming Events

  • Jazz at Ray's In The City
  • Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival
  • Churcill Grounds with Victor Goines
  • ROA Jazz Vespers CD Coming Soon
  • Jazz Vespers with Veronica Tate

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