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Spyro Gyra

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Birth Place: Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Years Active: 1974–present
Genres: Jazz Fusion, Smooth Jazz

Spyro Gyra is a jazz fusion band that formed in the mid-1970s in Buffalo, New York. The band's sound has its roots in traditional jazz, but combines elements of R&B, funk and pop music. Spyro Gyra is known for their mastery over their instruments and the energy for their live performances. The band was founded by alto saxophonist and songwriter Jay Beckenstein, and keyboardist Jeremy Wall, who was later replaced by Tom Schuman. Beckenstein and Wall met while still in high school and began to play together as a duo. Throughout their college years at different universities, they remained in touch. Once out of college the duo began to play together in and around Buffalo, mostly focusing on inst... Continue Bio >>

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