Gareth is a freelance multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer, educator & business owner who has performed Internationally with various bands, theatre groups and orchestras.
Artists he has worked with include: The Johnny Cooper Orchestra, Mike Perry, Frank Paco, Gerald Clarke, Hemel Besem, Bernice Boikanyo and McCoy Mrubata. He is very active in the hotel industry performing at 5-star hotels including the One&Only and the Cullinan Hotel.
Gareth is an active member in various groups including highly acclaimed gypsy rock group Crimson House, SAMA award winning Afro pop group Native Young, electro swing band Pravda and his own jazz fusion saxophone quartet SAXIT! who have performed at a number of festivals including the National Arts Festival and Joy of Jazz in Johannesburg.
Repertoire is a combination of jazz standards and oldies/pop covers:
• All of me • After you’ve gone • Airmail special • Autumn leaves • As time goes by • Breezin • Blue Bossa • Blue skies • Beautiful love • Body and soul • Besame mucho • Come fly with me • Can’t by me love • Close to you • Change the world • Dark eyes • Desperado • Don’t get around much any more • Fly me to the moon • Girl from Ipanema • Georgy porgy • Hotel California • Honeysuckle rose • How deep is your love • I’m beginning to see the light • I just called to say I love you • Isn’t she lovely • Just the way you are • King of the swingers • Love me tender • La Bamba • Long train running • Mercy mercy mercy • My funny valentine • Mustang Sally • Night & day • Pick up the pieces • Quando Quando • Smoke gets in your eyes • Stella by starlight • Strangers in the night • Skylark