Gary Thompson started playing alto saxophone in Philadelphia, PA. He picked up his brother's saxophone and discovered that he could play what he heard on records, duplicating the horn parts and the solos.

Gary studied with Odean Pope, who played with the Catalyst Band and Max Roach. He also played and studied with vibraphonist Bill Lewis.

Gary has been influenced by countless jazz, R&B, funk, gospel, and avant garde musicians. Some of his influences are David “Fathead” Newman, Grover Washington, Gerald Albright, Stanley Turrentine, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Sonny Stitt.

Gary later added soprano saxophone to augment his sound, falling in love with the instrument's warm and smooth tone.

He has played with many musicians in venues and churches along the East Coast and in Columbus.

Gary loves using his talents to praise and uplift the name of the Lord.