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January 2011 Garey recorded with, Ecstasy in Numbers at the Robet Lang Studios in Seattle, attended the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA, performed with the, David George Fourtet in Shoreline, WA, performed at, Genesis Global Spiritual Center in Burien, WA, performed with the, Jim Cutler Jazz ORchestra in Seattle and recorded the upcoming, Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra CD at Studio X in Seattle.

December 2010 Garey performed with the, Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra in Seattle, gave a percussion/drumset clinic at Bothell High School, performed with the, Full Circle Jazz Ensemble in Seattle and the John Sanders Trio in Seattle.

November 2010 Garey attended, Woodstick Big Beat 2010 in Kirkland, WA, gave a percussion clinic at Lakeside School in Seattle, performed with jazz singer, Gretta Matassa for the Olympic Jazz Festival in Bremerton, WA, performed with the 15 piece Funk/R&B/Soul band, Type A in Woodinville, WA., performed with the Jim Cutler jazz Orchestra in Seattle, David George Fourtet in Shoreline, performed a Pops Concert featuring, Ecstasy In Numbers with the Bremerton Symphony Orchestra, gave a percussion/drumset clinic at Meeker Middle School in Renton, WA and performed with the, Full Circle Jazz Ensemble in Seattle.

October 2010 Garey gave a clinic for a number of school band direcots at Auburn Riverside Hihg School in Auburn, WA, performed with the, David George Fourtet in Shoreline, performed with, Ecstasy In Numbers in Tacoma, performed with the, Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra in Seattle, perforemd with a "Supper with Sinatra" dinner show in Tumwater, WA with singer, Ron Bates, and perfromed with the, Diane Azim quartet in Seattle.

September 2010 Garey performed with the Davie George Fourtet in Shoreline, The Jazz Collective in Black Diamond, and gave a drumset/percussion clinic at Puyallup High School in Puyallup, WA. Garey also relocated to ta new home in Lake Forest PArk, WA with a new deluxe home teahing studio.

August 2010 Garey performed with the, John Moawad All Star Big Band at the JIV festival in Ellensburg, Ecstasy in Numbers in Redmond, with the 15 piece Funk/R&B/Soul band, Type A in Woodinville, Full Circle Jazz Ensemble in Seattle, Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra in Seattle and the David George Fourtet at the North City Bistro in Shoreline, WA.

July 2010 Garey performed with, Type A in Seattle Washington. Garey performed with, Ecstasy In Numbers in Wenatchee Washington. Garey alos performed with the Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra at Tula's Jazz club in Seattle, The Full Circle Jazz Ensemble featuring arrangements by the legendary, Bob Hammer and the Lenny Price All Star group at Ellensburgs, Jazz in the Valley festival.

June 2010 Garey recorded eleven tracks for a duo and a singer/songwriter at Casade Recording in Cle Elum Washington. Garey performed with singer, Ron Bates performing, Supper with Sinatra. A dinner show in Olympia Washington. Garey performed a debut concert with guitarist, Robert Charles at The Stongate in Tacoma Washington.

May 2010 Garey performed with the vocal group, Goove 4 Thought in Seattle Washington. Garey performed with, Ecstasy In Numbers at The Stongate in Tacoma Washington. Garey gave a clinic at, Mills Music in Bothell Washington. Garey attended and performed at the, Celebration of Life for the legendary jazz educator, John Moawad who passed away last fall. Garey also performed with singer, Ron Bates performing, Supper with Sinatra. A dinner show in Olympia Washington.

April 2010 Garey gave a clinic at, Mills Music in Burien Washington. Garey performed at the prestigious, Steamer's Cafe jazz club in Orange County California with Bruce Babad. Garey alos gave a clinic at Fullerton College in Fullerton California and a Clinic at College Place Middle School in Lynnwood Washington. Garey performed with the David George Fourtet at the the North City Bistro in Shoreline Washington. Garey also performed with the Yellow Jackets tribut band, Buzz at Olympic College in Bremerton Washington.

March 2010 Garey performed in concert at the Edmonds Community College/Frank Demiro Jazz Festival featuring Jaff Hamilton and other jazz greats, gave some school clinics in Yelm and performed with the Full Circle Jazz Ensemble. Garey performed with the Full Circle Jazz Ensemble featuring the arrangements of the legendary composer and arranger, Bob Hammer.

February 2010 Garey gave some school and college clinics, performed with EIN and played a premier performance with, Full Circle Jazz Ensemble featuring the compositions and arrangement by the legendary pianist/arranger, Bob Hammer.

January 2010 Garey attended the NAMM show in Anaheim California where he met with DW Vice President, John Good to discuss his upcoming DW SSC drumset, met with Sabian product specialist, Mark Love to discuss his Prototype Be Bop Ride Cymbals, have meetings and see the latest products, gave some school clinics, a Drumset Clinic at Mills Music in Monroe, performed with EIN and Cayuco.

December 2009 Garey gave a Drumset Clinic at Mills Music in Redmond and performed with opo singer, Dan Purser and played with the Jim Cutler Orchestra.

November 2009 Garey attended Woodstick, gave a Drumset Clinic at The Drummers Den in Poulsbo, and a school clinic at Shorecrest HS in Seattle.

October 2009 Garey gave a Drumset Clinic at Avalon music in Wenatchee, Mills Music in Kent and performed with EIN.

August-September 2009 Garey performed with some Seattle jazz trios, quartets and big bands.

July 2009 Garey gave a premier performance with, BUZZ featuring the music written by and inspired by The Yellow Jackets at the Jazz in the Valley festival in Ellensburg. EIN also performed at the JIV Festival as well. Garey performed his last coincert under the direction of John Moawad.

June 2009 Garey gave a Drumset Clinic at Mills Music in Lynnwood, Ted Brown Music in Tacoma and relocated with his family to Seattle.

May 2009 Garey gave a Drumset Cinic at The Drum Exchange in Seattle and performed at a Jazz Festival in Tacoma.

April 2009 Garey was a guest artist at the Edmonds-Woodway High School. I performed with two high jazz bands and CWU Jazz Band 1.

April, 2009 Garey is now offering Private Lessons at Mill's Music located at 20505 Highway 99, Lynnwood Washington 425-775-6500. For those interested in studying with Garey contact him on his current cell phone number: 206-714-8264.

April, 2009 Garey is making a move to Seattle Washington and will be settled by June 1st!!

April, 2009 Garey was a Guest Artist for the Edmonds-Woodway High School Jazz Festival. Garey was featured performing with the Edmonds-Woodway Jazz Ensemble 1 $ 2 and with the Central Washington University Jazz Band 1. Thanks to Jake Bergevin for asking me to perform!!

April, 2009 Ecstasy In Numbers filmed six original compositions for an upcoming LIVE DVD to be released this summer. Stay tuned...!

April, 2009 Students are now able to pay for Drum Lessons On-Line through Pay Pal at my Drum Lessons page.

March, 2009 I gave a Drumset Clinic for the Washington State Percussive Arts Society, Days of Percussion event held at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. Thanks to Michael Waldrop, PAS Chapter President for having me give the clinic!

February, 2009 I gave my annual Drumset Recital for my private students a Ted Brown Music in Silverdale, Washington. Thanks to all my students who participated!

January, 2009 I attended the NAMM show in Aneheim, California with my wife, Valerie Williams. Go to my Facebook page to see photos of my trip.

January, 2009 I adjudicated at the Central Washington University, John Moawad Jazz Invitational Festival in Ellensburg, Washington.

January, 2009 I was the Guest Artist for the Kalles Junior High Jazz Festival in Puyallup, Washington. Thanks to Robin Blumenthal and all the students for having me work and perform with their incredible jazz band!

October, 2008: SABIAN has released a feature story on their website about my involvement with designing the new Vault 21" Crossover Ride Cymbal. Click here to get the complete story.

September, 2008: I have my EIN Cymbal and Drum set-up listed in the Artist Section of the Sabian website. You can see and hear all of the Sabian Cymbals I use!!

August, 2008: I received my new DW Maple Wood X-Shell drums in an Australian Birdseye Eucalyptus Exotic wood finish. The sound is incredible! Thanks DW!!! Check them out here!

July, 2008: I was featured on the cover of the July, 2008 issue of Northwest Jazz Profile magazine. Thanks to David Keys for having me featured!

June, 2008: I have joined the Sabian Community at Sabian.com. I have my complete EIN cymbal set-up available to view and hear!! I've also added some videos. The new updated Sabian website is amazing. Check it out!!

May, 2008: I have just been added as one of three teaches to be endorsed by Dom Famularo as part of the The Wizdom Drumshed in Washington (USA). My teaching facility and curriculum are modeled after Dom Famularo's.

February, 2008: I performed with an all star big band at the MENC Convention in Yakima, Washington, This was a reading band that sight read a number of new big band charts for an audience of educators. Thanks to Jake Bergevin for asking me to play.

February, 2008: I gave a drumset clinic to an enthusiastic audience at Ted Brown Music in Richland, Washington. Thanks to Bill Burke and Ted Brown Music for having me give the clinic. Thanks to my sponsors as well: Sabian, Remo, Vic Firth, DW and LP.

February, 2008: I hosted my annual Drumset Recital for my private students at Ted Brown Music in Silverdale, Washington. Thanks to everyone who participated. You all did a great job!!

January, 2008: I attended the 2008 NAMM Show in Anaheim California where Sabian released the new Vault Crossover Ride that I helped develop. Go to Sabian.com to read more about this unique ride cymbal. Dave Weckl, Marvin Smitty Smith, Tom Brechtlein, to name a few, are interested in playing this new ride. Thanks to Mark Love and the Vault team at Sabian for making a sound idea a cymbal reality!!

November-December, 2007: I finished the year recording an arena rock concert style drum solo in the style of Jethro Tull for Rande Reeds upcoming CD release. I also recorded on Ravinwolf's latest CD release taught at CWU and performed with my trio, jazz Impressions.

October, 2007: I posted five new videos on YouTube.com. Two are with EIN. The first is me performing a lengthy drum solo and the other performing, Spellbound and the third of my performing, Omaha Revisited. The other two videos are with Saxophonist, Bruce Babad. The first is a medium swing tune and the other an up-tempo 3/4. Check them out at: http://www.youtube.com

August, 2007: Ecstasy In Numbers performed at the Arts By The Bay Festival in Poulsbo, WA. This festival was held outdoors at the Waterfront Park in Poulsbo, WA. I will be posting some You tube videos of my performance soon. Stay tuned...

July, 2007: I performed with the Jazz in the Valley Festival All Star Big Band under the direction of Chris Bruya. This performance was be held at the Main Stage at the Rotary Pavilion in downtown Ellensburg at 2:45PM. For more information about the JIV Festival go to: http://www.jazzinthevalley.com . The JIV guest artist with the big band this year was Eddie Daniels on Clarinet and Tenor Saxophone. It was great to perform with him!

July, 2007: I performed with the Bruce Babad Quartet (Bruce Babad-Saxophones, Paul Gabrielson-Bass, Nick Moore-Piano, Garey Williams-Drums) at Gallery One during the Jazz in the Valley Festival. For tickets and more info go to: http://www.jazzinthevalley.com .

July, 2007: I conducted a drumset/rhythm section clinic at the Capella Choir Summer Jazz Band Camp located at 1403 Sidney Avenue in Port Orchard, WA. This clinic was sponsored by: Ted Brown Music, DW, Sabian, Remo and Vic Firth.

July, 2007: I performed with the Lenny Price group at the Care To Jazz Festival at the McCormick Woods Golf Course, 5155 McCormick Woods Drive, Port Orchard, Washington. For tickets and/or information visit Peninsula Community Health Services web site at www.pchsweb.org or call (360) 478-2366. July, 2007: I performed with Cayuco at the Silverdale Beach Hotel located at 3073 NW Bucklin Hill Rd. For more information call (360) 698-1000.

July, 2007: I performed with Native Blue at HG Bistro located at 1618 E. Main St. in Puyallup, Washington. Call 253-845-5747 for more information.

June, 2007: Ecstasy In Numbers performed at 8:00PM at The College Inn located at 4000 University Way SE, Seattle , Washington 98105. A special thank you to Thomas and Pat for making this possible!! For more information call: (206) 633-4441.

May, 2007: my wife created a MySpace webpage for me. She is the best! You can check it out at: http://www.myspace.com/gareywilliams. Please stop by and say hello!!

May, 2007: I performed with the Valley Jazz Trio (Frank Seeberger-Guitar, Wayne Bliss-Bass, Garey Williams-Drums) at The Lakeside Bistro located at 470 E. Country Club dr. in Allyn, Washington. For more information call 360-275-5603.

May, 2007: I performed a clinic and concert with the West Sound Jazz Quintet at the Chehalis Middle School Jazz Festival in Chehalis Washington.

May, 2007: I performed with the Olympic College Faculaty Jazz Trio at The Lakeside Bistro located at 470 E. Country Club dr. in Allyn, Washington. For more information call 360-275-5603.

May, 2007: Ecstasy In Numbers had a feature story in the What's Up edition to the Kitsap News Group. Click here to read the article. Thanks to Bill Mickelson for featuring us!!

April, 2007: Ecstasy In Numbers performed at 8:00pm at Caffe Mela located at 17 N. Wenatchee Ave. in Wenatchee Washington. Admission price was $10.00 and open to all ages. For more information call: 509-888-0374.

Annually, 2007 I give numerous Drumset, Percussion and Jazz Band clinics and master classes at grade school, middle school, junior and senior high schools, colleges and music stores throughout Washington State. These clinics are sponsored by: Ted Brown Music, DW, Sabian, Vic Firth, Remo and LP.

April, 2007: I taught at Central Washington University in Ellensburg Washington. I will teach private lesson, coach the rhythm sections for the first Jazz Band and Jazz Choir and give a drumset clinic.

February, 2007: I toured the Drum Workshop factory in Oxnard, California. I met with DW rep, Scott Cameron and Brandon Pierce for a factory tour. I also met DW Vice President, John Good and DW President, Don Lombardi along with other DW employees. I finalized the details and finish for my new DW Collector's Series drums! I am excited to be representing DW and Pacific drums. Stay tuned for more information about my new sponsor.

February, 2007: I hosted my annual Drumset Recital for my private students at 3:00pm at Ted Brown Music in Tacoma, WA. Ecstasy In Numbers performed three selections at the end of the recital.

January, 2007: I attended the NAMM show in Anaheim California. I saw the latest products and meet with my sponsors.

  • Check out the LIVE video of Garey Williams performing Spellbound with Ecstasy In Numbers.




  • Get A Grip: The Strokes and Motions of Drumming is now available on DVD!! In this DVD you will learn about: Rudiments, Grips - Front Hand, Middle Hand and Back Hand Fulcrums, Stroke Development Techniques - Fingers, Wrists and Arms, Moeller Strokes, Finger Control Strokes, One Handed Rolls, Dynamic Control, Rudimental and Orchestral Techniques and more! This is the MUST HAVE DVD on building your chops! Click here to order!

  • Developing a Solo Vocabulary and Rudiments Applied to the Drumset (formerly instructional videos) are now available on DVD!!! They have chapters, improved video and audio and some new graphic effects. Find out more at drumsetartistry.com

  • Check out the story and pictures behind my trip to the SABIAN Cymbal Factory in Meductic, New Brunswick CANADA!

  • I am happy to announce that I have joined the roster of drummers endorsing Latin Percussion products. I have been playing LP products for over twenty years. I believe LP sets the standard for Latin Percussion instruments. I currently use the following LP products: Mambo, Black Beauty, Black Beauty Sr. and Tapon Cowbells, Low and High Blast Blocks and the Dimpled Brass Cyclops Tambourine. My new quartet, Quorum performs a great deal of Latin music allowing me to utilize these great LP sounds including left foot Clave with a cowbell, "Horacio" style. I am honored to be representing LP at my performing and educational events!

  • My state-of-the-art Drumset Artistry teaching studio has celebrated it's third year!! I began teaching out of this facility in September 2005. It is complete with a PDP and DW drumsets, Sabian cymbals, Remo drumheads, a practice pad/Snare Drum station with a large mirror for developing hand and foot techniques, a TV/DVD/VCR player and the lessons are video taped with a digital video camera. All in a spacious room with a vaulted ceiling, sky tube light and a return air system making this studio very comfortable and attractive. This facility provides students with the best possible environment for learning. If you would like more information regarding lessons in this state-of-the-art facility please contact me at garey@gareywilliams.com or call 360-307-9099.

  • I am now accepting students via video or DVD correspondence lessons. I have had many requests for instruction in the various communities that I travel to and I now can teach with video! To learn more about this go to my Video Correspondence Lessons page.






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