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Gary Christensen

 

 

Gary is the inspirational founder of the All-Star SUPERband. A Milwaukee native, Gary studied String Bass with Bernard Stepner and Roger Ruggeri. As a youth, he studied theory with John Downey through the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra. He was Principal Bassist at MYSO and at the University Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Gary also played in the UWM Jazz Ensemble for several years. His experiences include many years of teaching both String Bass and Bass Guitar at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and the Milwaukee Public School System.

 

His experience includes performing in groups of every size, from the All-Star SUPERband to the trio with local legend Claude Dorsey and Scott Van Domelen. As a professional musician, Gary has performed with name acts in over 35 states. These varied experiences include; musical theater with several summers at the Melody Top Theater under conductor Don Yap and both Holiday On Ice and Ice Capades. In the rock idiom, Gary has performed locally in many groups with Warren Wiegratz and Daryl Stuemer. Currently, he is performing with his 17 piece All-Star SUPERband every Thursday at 6:30 pm.  Gary is also involved in Christian music ministry where he performs for prisons, Athletics in Action and River Glen and Countryside Community churches.

 

 

 

 

 

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Gary Christensen