"Gareth is outstanding - a highly professional and ambitious musician. He has been supporting me on my European tour for several years and is a vital member of a hugely successful and talented lineup. Gareth brings passion and flair to his playing which makes him perfect for my sound! Working with him is an absolute pleasure… the best!"
Gareth Lumbers, renowned saxophonist, is currently showcasing his talent and versatility in several internationally successful musical projects.
As the long term established sax and flute chair for acclaimed breakout soul sensation Myles Sanko, Gareth has performed alongside Myles in top jazz venues across Europe. From the Jazz Club in London’s Soho to Paradiso in Amsterdam; Blue Note in Milano to Jamboree Jazz Club, Barcelona, Myles’ massive ‘soul choir’ following speaks volumes about the charismatic flair of the ensemble.
"Bold as brass and simply the best...Gareth looks as good as he plays. Great guy to work with - professional and fun."
The legendary Nick Heyward, frontman of 80’s band Haircut 100, has praised the saxophone sensation for his part in the revival of his singing career, as well as the personal rapport they share. Gareth has played an instrumental role in the band’s exciting 30th anniversary comeback tour and recording of their new highly anticipated album. Gareth wowed crowds at globally renowned venues including the famous O2 Arena as part of this timeless outfit.
Gareth made a flamboyant appearance in the lineup for the much celebrated Martha Reeves and the Vandellas come back. His key role as saxophonist for Martha took him all over the UK, performing her famous 60’s Motown earworms such as ‘Nowhere to Run’ and ‘Dancing in the Street’. His vibrant energy fits perfectly with Martha’s soul vibes.
Not just an acclaimed musician, Gareth is also a successful and sought after musical mentor and educator.
An alumni of the internationally renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Gareth continues to pass on his creative flair and musical expertise through his committed teaching. He has inspired young music enthusiasts in saxophone and jazz studies at prestigious private schools including Uppingham and Oakham School and Kings College School, Cambridge.
“A lovely guy and wonderful player. We are honoured to have Gareth 'Big G' playing our Custom horns!”
Last but definitely not least, Gareth’s star talent status has been cemented by being the official endorser for Trevor James Saxaphones, in addition to being the first UK endorser for Dakota Saxophone, Chicago.