Sean McGary

Guitarist Songwriter 

Jimmy McGary's Son

Tim Hand

Associate Director Retail & Wholesale 

Wiley Book Publishing​​

Steve Davis

 Drummer & Recording Artist

 Mastering Engineer

Producer Over 30 Jamey Abersold Play-A-Longs 

​​​​​​​​​The Jimmy McGary Project is a comprehensive investigation of the life and music of Cincinnati saxophonist Jimmy McGary. (1926-1993)


Principal researcher Christopher Braig, working in collaboration with Jimmy's son Sean, will create a documentary film, book and collection of recordings  never heard by the general public. These recordings will be restored using the latest audio restoration technology. 

The project runs from May 2th to September 15th culminating with the public premier of the film, restrospective of Jimmy's music and concert featuring many of Jimmy's former colleagues.   

Proceeds from the film premier and concert will fund the Jimmy McGary Scholarship for a student in great need.  ​​


Project Advisory Team

David Dyer

Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Bachelors Of Music Jazz Drum Performance

Senior Vice President of Promotions
Warner Bros. Records 

Rick VanMatre

Professor Emeritus Jazz Studies  

Former Director of Jazz Studies University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

 Danforth Professor of Philosophy Emeritus

St. Louis University

Author Saxophonist & Composer

Editor the JIMMY McGary Project

Patrick Harbison

Professor of Trumpet, Jazz Improvisation & Jazz History

​Indiana University

 Associate Chair Brain Science

Washington University

Author Saxophonist & Composer