Ayinde Garry, a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ayinde is the third child out of five of James and Jacqueline Garry. Ayinde comes from a rich heritage of musicians and many of his family members play multiple instruments. Music was a part of the culture in the Garry household. A piano was always present in the house. At the age of 5 Garry took a keen interest in the piano. It was very natural to come home after church and articulate melodies that he heard while at church. He learned Hammond organ techniques by watching Uncle John W. Ellis Sr., and cousin Neal Roberson. At the age of 12 Garry was one of the organist’s for St. Paul Church of the First Born Milwaukee , Wi. Uncle Michael Garry took Garry into the music studio also when he was 12. Over the next few years he spent many hours developing his technique. Garry’s father and Aunt Lilly invested in instruments to aide in his development. Initially Garry grew up playing by ear. Local musicians such as Michael Fowlkes, George Ramsey, Michael Lidell and Lee Hunt took Garry under their wing and imparted their knowledge. Garry has studied at the Conservatory of Music, Bob Jones University Greenville, South Carolina where Aunt Lilly paid for him to attend. Cousin Henry Ellis gave Garry a keyboard to take along with him to college. When Garry came back from college he went on the road and toured with Neal Roberson. Garry met Evangelist Valerie Daniels Carter at a musical at the Holy Redeemer church , where Bishop Segwick Daniels is the Pastor. Daniels -Carter further invested in Garry but affording him the opportunity to study with great musicians such as Rudolph Stanfield, Reggie Royale, and Derrick Jackson. Garry has accompanied many artists. Garry holds an Associate in music from Milwaukee Area Technical College. Garry is currently working on a book . Garry and his group Ayinde Garry and Triumphant has just finished their first live recording Oct of 2015.
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