e was born in Avellaneda, province of Buenos Aires. He is a tough singer, with good looks. He is one of those who use to clench his fists when it is necessary to emphasize the dramatic parts of the lyrics of a song. His years of experience allow him to perform with ease. And even though he is over seventy he has a young voice which he handles without effort.

For fifteen years he studied with maestro Eduardo Bonessi and his professional debut took place in 1948 on LS6 Radio del Pueblo. Among other venues, he was appearing for a season at the elegant Confitería Espectáculo Goyescas, on Sarmiento 777 (now inexistent).

He had a short tenure in the aggregation led by Ángel Maffia, Pedro’s younger brother and also bandoneon player. They appeared on LR1 Radio El Mundo.

He went on as soloist and made several tours of the interior of the country. On some occasions he was accompanied by the Osvaldo Blasi orchestra.

When Julio Sosa died, Leopoldo Federico lost his main figure and began to look for a new vocalist. Finally, Federico found Gari. He was a new singer that did not care to emulate Sosa.

Their tours began to be more important. From South America they switch to Japan several times and to European countries like Finland, France and others. He temporarily split with Federico to travel to Chile with Ángel Condercuri and to cut several recordings.

He appeared as guest artist with the Orquesta Municipal del Tango, when the latter gave a recital at the Teatro Colón, and he was featured in a large number of television programs.

His discography with Leopoldo Federico includes: “Amor de verano”, “Lo han visto con otra”, “Y dicen que no te quiero” (1965) (CBS-Columbia); “Yo quería ser feliz”, “A la flauta”, “Quinto año”, “La mariposa”, “Alma de bohemio” (Philips, 1979); “Mi canción de ausencia”, “Tu olvido”, “Cada día te extraño más”, “Copas, amigas y besos” (Philips, 1981); “El último café”, “El día que me quieras”, “De nuevo María”, “Dónde estás corazón”, “Por la vuelta”, “Desencuentro” (Philips, 1987); “Cuesta abajo”, “El día que me quieras”, “Mi Buenos Aires querido”, “Tomo y obligo” (Omagatoki, 1991); “Como dos extraños”, “Corazón no le hagas caso”, “Melodía oriental”, “Naranjo en flor”, “Patotero sentimental” (recorded in Tokyo on July 14, 1996 and published by the Milonga label).

With Ángel Condercuri he recorded in Chile: “Arriba Chile” (march), “Lonjazos” (1966); and “Gracias campeón”, “Volvé corazón”, in 1978.

On May 19, 2014 the Academia Nacional del Tango paid him homage for his 50 years with tango and his 48 years with Leopoldo Federico.