JazzTimes 2012 Readers’ Poll JazzTimes readers vote Gary Smulyan best of Baritone Saxophone.
77th Annual DownBeat International Readers Poll – Gary Smulyan tied with James Carter to be named Baritone Saxophonist of the Year.
DOWNBEAT 60th Annual Critics Poll – Gary Smulyan tops the chart for Baritone Saxophonist of the Year, and Smuls Paradise #23 for Jazz Album of the Year.
Baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan was born April 4, 1956, in Bethpage, New York. The gifted multi-instrumentalist started his music career by first learning alto saxophone during his teenage years on Long Island. Today he is critically acclaimed across-the-board and recognized as the major voice on the baritone saxophone.…full bio