Trumpet player - composer - producer
He has been a sought after and featured soloist working out of Los Angeles since 1975 on jazz, pop and rock recordings as well as in blockbuster movie soundtracks, TV show scores and soundtracks and in commercials.
Gary E. Grant was born and raised in a musical family, (Mary Kay, Eben, Ernie) of which he received his early training from his father, Harry Grant. He attended North Texas State University before a two year tour with the famed Woody Herman band in which he performed as lead trumpet and featured soloist. Gary spent 3 years in Hawaii collaborating with a phenomenal group of musicians performing with his own big band and 7 piece ensemble.
In 1975, Gary moved to Los Angeles to become one of the most sought after musicians in the business. Almost 20 years later, he has accumulated an impressive list of recordings that include many top hits of the past three decades. Gary is also a part of the world famous "Jerry Hey" horn section.
As a featured soloist, Gary's rich and clear sound can be heard all over the world in many famous movie soundtracks. One standout in this genre is the live orchestra recording of the main title in the motion picture, The Bodyguard. Other recent solos in motion pictures include: Tin Cup, First Wives Club, Eraser, Forest Gump, Grumpier Old Men II and Judge Dredd. Gary can also be heard on the recent movie soundtracks of Flubber, Godzilla, Mulon, Contact, Space Jam, Men In Black, The Preacher's Wife, The LushLife, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Cats Don't Dance, Volcano and Hercules. Currently, Gary is recording soundtracks to new releases: Lethal Weapon 4, Parent Trap and Horse Whisper.
Gary Grant's recording credits extend far beyond the world of movies. He also has worked on numerous television shows and commercials such as: The Simpsons, Tales From the Crypt, ER, CBS and ABC Themes, HBO Boxing, Comic Relief IV,V, and VI, Academy Awards, Quincy Jones, AOL, Pepsi Cola, Intel Pentium, playing as Dizzy Gillespie, Award Winning National Car Rental and many more.
Gary is also famous in the record industry, recording with many famous national and international artists from America, England, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Japan and Germany. Some of the many artists Gary has recorded with include: Barbara Streisand, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Toni Braxton, Brian McKnight, Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole, Earth Wind & Fire, Go West, Take Six, Elton John and Aerosmith. Gary has also recorded with one of the most respected producers of our time, Quincy Jones on albums, Back On The Block and Q's Juke Joint. Other producers Gary has worked with include: David Foster, Glenn Ballard, Dave Grusin, and Baby Face. Gary was also a guest artist with the "Chicago 17" horns.