Staff Sgt. Jeremy Gaynor
Staff Sergeant Jeremy Gaynor is West Point’s male lead vocalist and an instrumental part of the Benny Havens Band. A native of Tampa, Florida, he comes from a family of military servicemen and women.
No longer able to ignore his own call to service, Staff Sgt. Gaynor enlisted into the Army in 2009, receiving an initial duty assignment with the 72nd Medical Detachment at Fort Campbell, Kentucky — 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
As a vocalist, Staff Sgt. Gaynor has performed in over 150 large-scale stage productions across Europe, Asia, and the continental United States. During assignment with the Army Entertainment Detachment, he performed or managed productions in a wide variety of venues in service to dignitaries like President Barack Obama.
In 2014, he joined the West Point Band. Shortly after arriving in New York, he was selected as a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice,” an experience that gave him invaluable insights into today’s music scene. Staff Sgt. Gaynor takes pride in the opportunity to serve his country, his fellow service members, and the local community. In addition to his duties as male lead vocalist, Staff Sgt. Gaynor serves as the band’s Production Manager, choreographing and helping to put on some of the band’s biggest productions. Off duty, Staff Sgt. Gaynor enjoys writing, watching sports, and the joy of life with his wife and young daughter.
Teachers and Influences:
Greg Powe Sr., Bryan Powe, Jesus Christ
When did you join the Army?
“Song That Save Our Lives,” the Benny Havens Band’s debut album
I knew I wanted to be a musician when…
I realized the power and impact music had to inspire, encourage and uplift.
An Army performance highlight:
NBC’s “The Voice” Season 8