"Gary Hobbs is one of the finest drummers I have ever had the pleasure to work with."

Bud Shank
Alto sax, flute, LA studio.

"I've played with Gary many times throughout the years, and always he is a fresh and invigorating drummer and presence, always reaching out to new horizons. I always look forward to our gigs together, he is truly unique...and oh yes..he swings mightily!"

Randy Brecker

"Gary Hobbs is a musician first and a drummer second. He has all the skills, and then some, that any drummer would want to possess but it is his sense of the melodic that separates him from the crowd. Whether it's big band, trio or combo with horns, he has the right stuff."

Joe La Barbara

"Gary Hobbs remains one of the most creative musicians I know. He is constantly searching for new sounds, adding to his grooves, absorbing new music and rhythms. He remains an inspiration to anyone lucky enough to be around him. Although steeped in the history of jazz, he's about using it to keep the music moving forward."

John Clayton

"I love working with Hobbs. He is a musical and sensitive player, a very exciting drummer who never forgets that he is also a musician! Along with this, his wry sense of humor -on and off the bandstand- makes every gig a ball. Can it get any better than this?"

Marvin Stamm
New York freelance/studio trumpet

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