Greg Perry Bavarian Beer Garden Band

Greg Perry

Accordion, Midi Accordion, Lead and Backup Vocals

Greg plays accordion and is a BBGB vocalist.  He's an energetic entertainer and you never know what he might do next (sometimes he doesn't know)!  He sings in both English and German and is as comfortable out in the audience as he is on stage.  He loves to create audience participation contests, get people singing and clapping to the music.

Greg is a lifelong accordion player.   He also performs as a soloist playing at wine tastings, wedding receptions, restaurants, clubs and Senior facilities.

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Fritz Whitney

Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Vocals

Fritz joined BBGB in 2022 and is an outstanding musician, bringing his 'A' game to every show.  Born in New Orleans and raised in Seattle, music has taken Fritz to all corners of the globe.  He has been fortunate to have played behind many award winning and chart topping artists from soul, r&b, rock, jazz, classical, Latin and Broadway, including several different inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!  Equally comfortable in a jazz club, symphony hall, or theater pit, Fritz especially enjoys playing “Happy Music for Happy People!”  Nobody has more fun on stage than Fritz!


C.D. Woodbury

Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Lead and Backup Vocals

2022 Washington Blues Society Hall of Fame inductee, CD Woodbury has transformed himself from journeyman sideman and “the NW’s best kept secret” into an internationally recognized rising star of the Pacific NW blues scene with his work as singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Two studio albums, “Monday Night!” and "World's Gone Crazy" charted on international independent radio. CD Woodbury has thirteen Best of the Blues awards from the Seattle based Washington Blues Society including performer of the year, songwriter, NW recording, new blues band, and is (at the time of this writing) the only six time winner for electric blues guitar.

C.D. Woodbury has performed in Texas Roadhouses and in Stadiums. He has performed for two US Presidents, foreign dignitaries, and Jimi's music for the Hendrix family. He has appeared onstage with musicians as diverse as international blues stars like Sugaray Rayford, and Wee Willie Walker; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artists Lee Oskar, and Roger Fisher; and American Idol's Sanjaya. He has also had the honor of jamming with jazz legends Andrew Hill, Joshua Redmon, and Andrew Cyrille. His bands have opened for AWB, Hamilton Loomis, Elvin Bishop, Allen Stone, and many others. Other bands he has been a member of include Polly O'Keary and the Rhythm Method, Randy Oxford's All Star Slam, and (former Roomful of Blues vocalist and harp ace) Mark Dufresne Band.

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Chris James

Fretless Bass Guitar, Lead and Backup Vocals

Chris is one of those rare 'born in Washington' species and has spent the last 40 years trying to figure out the bass (averaging one decade per string!).  Now playing exclusively fretless bass, Chris started with rock and blues, fiddled a bit with funk, and eventually settled on jazz.  And what do you do after jazz?  Polka, of course!

Chris is a talented vocalist singing both lead and backup roles.  He really brings life to our classic country pieces.

When Chris isn’t working out grooves, he’s working out on his farm where he tends to his horses, sheep, rabbits, chickens, quail, orchards, vegetable & berry gardens, and several cats.  And he’s happily married.

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Tommy grew up in Alaska and moved to Seattle during the grunge explosion of the 1990s. He began touring internationally in 2008 and was twice awarded the Blues Drummer Award by the Washington Blues Society (2017, 2019).  Tommy is an active recording studio drummer, and his most recent albums have received international radio play and hit the top 10 on the national Roots Music Report blues rock charts.

Tommy is also a mentor-coach for United By Music North America program which enables special needs musicians to achieve their musical potential.  This group recently performed at the opening ceremonies of the Washington Special Olympics, and a showcase at the International Blues Challenge.  With BBGB, Tommy plays primarily for the free Brats.

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Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax

Gary is a classically trained musician who plays Soprano, Alto & Tenor Sax in several area big-bands.

Prior to BBGB, Gary toured with several U.S. Air Force bands in the US & Europe, and played every major national festival in Europe, from Feria in Seville, Spain, to the Rose of Tralee Irish beauty festival, to Communist Musikfest in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.  Gary has also had the privilege to perform on stage with headliners including Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Doc Severinsen.

Gary and Greg co-founded BBGB in 2015.