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Gary Stanionis

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About

Gary ”Big G” Stanionis wears many hats; he’s a visionary drummer, world percussionist and producer and has been involved in every aspect of the music biz' including:

Live performances
Studio Recordings
Band Leader
Musical Director
Artist Relations
Artist Management
Composition
Arranging
Transcription
Music Copying
Clinician and Music Education

Gary’s funky soulful pocket and world percussion voice have allowed him to share the stage with some of the most legendary and in demand artist of our time including live performances with:

Elements (Gary’s Band)
Jackiem Joyner
Al Jarreau
C.G. Ryche
Tata Vega
Oli Silk (UK Recording Artist)
Peter White
Ricky Lawson
Byron Miller
Kenneth Crouch
Rick Braun and Richard Elliot
DW3
Waymon Tizdale
Pro2Call
Emilio Castillo
Chalo Eduardo
Jorge Burmudez
Nichole Preuss
David Garfield
Russ Miller
Flora Purim & Airto Moreira (Brazilian Legends)
Benny Hinn (Television Evangelist and Healer)
T.R.A.P. (The Rhythmic Arts Project)
“Drummers for Jesus” clinics with Will Kennedy and Teddy Campbell

In Other News:
Jackiem Joyner’s single, “Waiting for You” hit the charts in 09’ and was #1 on Billboard for 13 weeks.
“Waiting for You” was voted #1 Smooth Jazz song of 2009
Jackiem was voted #2 Jazz Artist of the year by Billboard Magazine

Gary joins the Benny Hinn Ministry on drums

Discography

  • Elements (drums/percussion, producer)
  • CG Ryche, “X” (drums/ aux. percussion)
  • CG Ryche, “Echoes of Silence” (drums/aux. percussion)
  • CG Ryche, “Echoes of Silence, Live in Concert” DVD (drums)
  • Sherry Kinison, “From the Heart” (drums)
  • Amy Marie Cheema, “Gift Box” (drums/percussion)
  • Pro 2 Call, “First Fruit”
  • Spiro, “Brand New Old Glory” (drums/percussion)
  • Michael Haggins, “Traffic” (percussion)

Drumhead Setup

Snare - Hi-Velocity
Toms - clear Response 2 on top, Classic Clear on bottom
Bass Drum - Superkick II
Timbales - single ply Texture Coated

Artist Media

"Matinee Idol" Elements

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"My Funny Valentine" Elements

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Solo on "Butterfly"
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Percussion Solo
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