Gary Brunotte is a composer/arranger and accomplished pianist, organist, vocalist, accordionist specializing in the many varieties of jazz. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and taught at the prestigious school for several years after which time he moved to Manhattan. During that time, he won a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to write a suite for a big band and his band performed weekly in a midtown Manhattan club.

After living and working in New York, Brunotte moved back to Minnesota where he recorded his first CD, Yesterdays Dream featuring Gary with altoist Eric Marienthal in a quintet setting. The CD received excellent reviews in both JazzTimes and Billboard. In addition, it received airplay throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.

In 1997 he relocated to North Carolina where he worked as an in demand performer. He also received a Masters in Music from NC Central University. Additionally, he built his own recording studio and recorded four more CDs: Conversations, Smile, Manic Moments and Its About Time. As a performer, he plays local clubs, but he has also performed with such noteables as Lionel Hampton, Mark Whitfield, Larry Coryell, Byron Stripling and Bobby Shew.

After many years of performing, he is exciting about returning to writing and arranging new music. His current focus is on creating Sync Music for TV and Film.

"Brunotte is a crisp, indeed, intelligent player whose charts sizzle and yet leave plenty of space for inspired soloing . . . tres musical."
---JazzTimes Magazine

"I am a big Gary Brunotte fan. What I like best about him is the unpredictability of his imagination and his wit. Brunotte is one of very few keyboard players to whom it would occur to do a funky organ trio version of Jimmy RowlesÂ’ "The Peacocks." And he is one of the few keyboard players who could make it work. He somehow adds grease and keeps the poetry."
---Thomas Conrad (Contributing Music Editor, Stereophile; JazzTimes)

"Art and popular music combine on his palette to create a collage that represents tradition as thoroughly as it does today and tomorrow... he drives fiercely in places and simmers gently in others... lyricism and a sincere love for beautiful melody weave their threads through his sessions. He believes in rhythmic groove coupled with an obvious love for lyrical melody."
--- Jim Santella, (Jazz Journalist, for Cadence magazine & others)