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Gary Starling

Gary Starling

Artist-In-Residence of Music

Fine Arts Music

Email address  gstarli@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7365
Office location  Phillip Fine Arts Bldg., 208

Gary Starling, guitar, attended Georgia State University, Florida Junior College, Dick Grove Music Workshop and studied privately with jazz guitarists Joe Pass, Howard Alden, Peter Bernstein and others. He began playing professionally in 1967 when he joined a jazz trio touring the United States. After years performing on the road, he returned to Jacksonville in the early 1980’s to become a member of the Bill Davis Trio. He has taught guitar at Jacksonville University, Florida Community College Jacksonville, Episcopal High School, and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. He has performed with the Jacksonville Symphony, Diahann Carroll, Bob Hope, Rita Moreno, jazz great Eddie Harris, and Joshua Breakstone among others, and made multiple appearances at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival.