Gary Sykes

Gary Sykes was involved with many members of the original BAG movement and is one of the most sought-after percussionists in the St. Louis area. He was named St. Louis' best drummer by the Riverfront Times and has played with a who's who of jazz musicians including Oliver Lake, Julius Hemphill, James Moody, Eddie Harris, Pharoah Sanders, Lester Bowie, John Hicks and Andrew Hill.

Sykes performs at The Velvet Lounge on October 25.