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Currently available for new projects and free lance work in all styles. Send all requests to  gcarboy@gmail.com.

I began playing the bass in 1962. As most players of that time period, I was greatly influenced by the rhythm & blues of America and the influx of British music.

I studied music theory, composition and arranging with Professor of Music,  Maestro Julio C. Malatesta. In later years studied jazz composition and improvisation with jazz saxophonist Anthony Bertolotti.

Beginning in 1976, I began formulating an instructional methodology based upon my experience as an instructor and performing artist. My methodology is primarily a study in improvisation and chord construction, but is widely known by many simply as THE METHOD, and is widely used and accepted by musicians and music instructors across the nation.

My current projects:

The New Standard featuring Vocalist Layonne Holmes and
The Motor City Revue

International Performances

- Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland with jazz percussionist Terry Silverlight, jazz guitarist Kevin Eubanks and jazz flutist Chris Hinze (Netherlands)

- Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland with jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, and jazz flutist Chris Hinze (Netherlands).

- European Tour with The Chris Hinze Combination (Keystone/RCA),

- United Kingdom Tour with David Sancious & Tone (USA) (Columbia/Arista).

Nationally Performances

David Sancious & Tone
Barry Miles & Silverlight
 Tal Farlow
Jeanie Bryson
Vic Juris
Kevin Eubanks

2008 - Worked on new project for USA market. - Maria Markesini - European Jazz Artist from Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Performances as part of opening acts for:
Return to Forever, Larry Coryell, Chick Corea, Pat Martino, Tony Williams Lifetime, Alan Hallsworth, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Jim Hall, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Peter Frampton, Ahmad Jamal, Kansas, Hot Tuna, and Santana. .

New Jersey and the Tri-State area Artist Performances

With Ben E King, Rob Thomas, Gary US Bonds, Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny, the bands Rain, Yasgur's Farm, Supernatural (A Santana Tribute), Tim McLoone and the Atlantic Coast Band featuring the Shirleys, The Atlantic Jazz Trio, Bob Boyd Jazz Trio, Jeff Levine Jazz Trio, Bob Himmelberger, Doug Clark, Vinnie Corrao, Bob Devoe, Rob Paparozzi, Vance Villastrago, Jeanie Bryson, Tommy Labella, Gladstone Trott, Danny Walsh, Jackie Jones, Gordon James, Line Drive, The Boston Tea Party, Frankie & the Burn, and G-Force. 

I am also an original (1993) and active member of the charity organization Holiday Express, whose mission is to deliver music, food, gifts, financial support and friendship to those with the greatest need for the gift of human kindness during the holiday season and throughout the year.

It is a wonderful charitable organization featuring hundreds of dedicated volunteers and more than 60 professional singers and musicians from noted bands and the Broadway stage, who perform at over 50 shows each year during the months of November and December at children hospitals, homeless shelters and developmental centers.

If you would like to know more or get involved with Holiday Express, just click on the following link to the website for information.