Bio - Art Gore


Art Gore is a five year touring veteran with George Benson, along with Lonnie Smith, and they still occasionally perform together at events like the Playboy Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival and Norweigan Cruise Lines' jazz cruises.  Many jazz enthusiasts consider Art's "Expansions" (1975) a jazz-fusion classic.


Art was lucky enough to be born into a family of musicians, which was the major contributor to his early exposure to jazz.  He was playing professionally by age 16, attended Berklee College of Music and performed in the First Armored Division Band after being drafted.  After his service, Art studied with Vic Firth at the New England Conservatory of Music, then returned to Berklee to study with Alan Dawson.  Art is currently an Adjunct Professor of Jazz Studies at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.