Gary Mayne has performed, recorded, taught, presented clinics and provided masterclasses at Universities, public schools, conferences, and festivals around the world. His presentation “What’s Your W.H.U.T.” has been given at schools such as the Eastman School of Music, Arizona State University, University of North Texas, University of Iowa, the University of Nevada, and many more! Gary served as the trombone teacher at the LeBam Music Camp in Beirut, Lebanon as well as an ensemble director at the Cyprus Jazz Workshop in Nicosia, Cyprus.
He moved to Reno this past year with his wife to raise their family, and grew up in Greeley, Colorado. Gary is also a licensed therapist in Reno and owns Sound Minds Mental Health PLLC in Reno.
As a big band performer he has performed and recorded regularly with groups such as the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the Ben Markley Big Band, The Arturo Sandoval Mambo Big Band the David Caffey Jazz Orchestra, the Socrates Garcia Latin Jazz Orchestra, the 9th and Lincoln Orchestra, the Steve Owen Big Band, The Fred Hess Big Band, The Steve Lippia Big Band, the Dan Gailey Jazz Orchestra, the Colorado Jazz Orchestra, the H2 Big Band, the Fred Hess Big Band and many more! He has also performed at many IAJE or JEN conferences as a professional and at the International Trombone Conference in Iowa City.
As a symphonic musician, Gary has performed with the Colorado Symphony, the Reno Philharmonic, the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, Opera Colorado, the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, the Wyoming Symphony and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and has toured as a member of the SPARK Brass Quintet.
Gary spent a span of 10 years as the trombonist with Big Head Todd and the Monsters and has performed and recorded with them in Colorado, Florida, and the Caribbean as well as performing at numerous festivals with multiple headlining shows at Red Rocks Amphitheater.
With a great passion for Latin American music, Gary has performed and recorded extensively with Quemando, Conjunto Colores, La Tremenda, Kizumba, Ceniza, La Candela and the Arturo Sandoval Mambo Big Band. He has performed with such notable singers as Willy Gonzalez, Ismael Miranda, Victor Manuelle, Cano Estremera,Hector Tricoche, Paquito Guzman, Charlie Cruz, Frankie Negron, Roberto Blades, Tito Rojas, Jerry Rivera, Los Adoloscentes, Maelo Ruiz, Jose Alberto "El Canario", Lalo Rodriguez, Luisito Carrion, Edgar Joel, Willie Gonzalez, Charlie Cruz, and Domingo Quinones. Gary led his own Salsa Band in Washington D.C. called SalsAmerica!