As an in demand emcee, Gary Jenkins provides a service truly like no other.
Gary grew up helping his Dad run a small business, he has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Music Business from prestigious Belmont University, and is a 30-year business owner himself.
These experiences, along with his long list of entertainment credentials, enable Gary to provide a customized, engaging, highly entertaining experience that also meets the event goals of planners and and clients and is appropriate for a business environment.
Gary’s clients appreciate his tireless research to understand their organization’s culture and goals of their event.
Pre conference phone calls, planning, a genuine investment in success of the event, and being on stand-by throughout the event to “fill in 10 minutes till we find our next speaker” or till we “fix this technical glitch” have made Gary a popular hire amongst planners who need a flexible, multi-skilled person to make the flow of the presentation seamless.
A typical event with Gary hosting will have him dressed as formally or casually as the event and client dictate, with his guitar, harmonicas, and sometimes piano never far away. He will be interacting via music, comedy, and with a more serious, professional tone when appropriate. He will be making introductions via custom songs
, some improvised “on the spot” (his specialty-to the audiences delight), and performing short comedy songs, custom songs with company themes, comedic bits or sharing stories and regional musical anecdotes that are relevant to the theme and move the event along.
Gary can be your featured musical comedic entertainment, the Thundering Hearts band can be added for walk up and or awards music or high energy classic rock, R&B, Country, and Pop dance sets., or Gary can create a custom keynote for your event.
Gary has shared the stage with Kenny Loggins, Huey Lewis and the News, KC and the Sunshine Band, Jay Leno, Charlie Daniels, David Brenner, Jeff Dunham, Jon Lovitz, Dierks Bentley, The Romantics, Jake Owen, Emmy Lou Harris, the Drifters, Kevin Hart, and many others.
Gary has performed at The Opry House, Ryman Auditorium, LA’s Comedy Store, Las Vegas’s Hilton, The Palm, The Venetian, Canada’s Saddle Dome, Disney Cruise Lines, Holland American Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and many more both nationally and abroad.
If your event needs some music, fun, humor, warmth, and an emcee who cares about your event, is a pleasure to work with, and will interact with your attendees both on and off stage, and, ESPECIALLY if your event is in Nashville TN, and you want your group to get a real flavor of the creativity and spirit that earned Nashville the moniker “Music City,” Gary Jenkins is a key player you need in your band!
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