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Spyro Gyra is an American band that was founded in 1974 in Buffalo by Jay Beckenstein and Jeremy Wall. They find their own identity through a mixture of R&B, Caribbean music, popular and jazzy elements. As for the group name, Beckenstein suggested the name of an alga, Spirogyra, which he remembered in biology class.
The extravagant name of this group on the Wellenberg was born 40 years ago. Beckenstein's contribution to the saxophone has changed many of today's most popular styles of music.