Garrett Gaina has performed as a baritone saxophonist with a wide variety of groups throughout the United States and Central America while also working as a live audio engineer throughout Detroit, including mixing for Joey DeFrancesco, James Carter, Ghost Note, and political events for Bernie Sanders and Nancy Pelosi. He is an alumnus of the Wayne State University Department of Music, completing his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies in 2017 and his Master of Music in Jazz Performance in 2019. Garrett went on to earn a second graduate degree, completing a Master of Library and Information Science in the WSU School of Information Science in 2022. Prior to his appointment as the Facilities Manager, Garrett was a Librarian and Archivist for the City of Sterling Heights.
As the Facilities Manager, Garrett supervises security access to Department of Music areas, facilitates equipment checkout and maintenance, schedules rehearsals and concerts, and building maintenance coordination. When away from WSU, Garrett performs actively throughout the metro area, primarily with his group Strictly Fine.