Garey Williams has steadily built a reputation as both a world-class drummer and uniquely gifted educator. With over thirty years playing experience and over twenty years teaching experience, Garey has received attention from International publications and well known drummers.
With a Master's degree in Percussion Performance and Jazz Studies at Central Washington University, drummer Williams has been a fixture in the Northwest scene, having performed with such musicians as Diana Krall, Kristin Korb, Bud Shank, Barney McClure, Howard Roberts, Joe Williams, Bobby Shew, Jay Thomas, Clay Jenkins, Milt Jackson, Cedar Walton, Ray Brown, Eddie Daniels and Dizzy Gillespie. In 2001 he re-formed Ecstasy In Numbers with guitarist Mike Mattingly and bassist Rick White. The band became a hit on the underground scene and for three years have toured and performed in Seattle and the Northwest to standing-room-only crowds. The bands progressive-jazz/rock sound has been gaining the attention of clubs and promoters, as well as the ears of a small but growing European fan base.
Garey has released a wealth of teaching materials under his own publishing company, Drumset Artistry. He has available three educational DVDs: Developing a Solo Vocabulary, Rudiments Applied to the Drumset, Get A Grip, The Strokes and Motions of Drumming, two method books, Contemporary Drumming Essentials Volume One, Contemporary Drumming Essentials Volume Two and an educational CD. He has been published in Rhythm Magazine, Modern Drummer, Percussive Notes, Band World and the Warner Bros. publication, Turn It Up and Lay It Down.