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Gary Bartz (born 26 September 1940, Baltimore, Maryland, USA) is an American alto and soprano saxophonist and clarinetist. Bartz graduated from the Baltimore City College high school and The Juilliard School. He has worked with Charles Mingus, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner, Max Roach, and Jackie McLean, as well as performing and recording with his own groups, among them the Ntu Troop, which combined soul, funk, African folk music, hard bop, and avant-garde jazz.

In 2005, Bartz won a Grammy Award for playing on McCoy Tyner's album Illuminations and currently teaches at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music when not touring.

Bartz plays Yanagisawa saxophones.

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