ISB 2019 Convention Presenter — Gregg August

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Name: Gregg August
Presentation Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 2:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Sweeney
Presentation Title: Lecture
Type of Presentation: Lecture
Musical Style: Jazz

Bassist Gregg August spans the jazz, Latin jazz,
classical and avant-garde scenes. A sought-after composer and arranger, Gregg
has been an active member of the New York music scene for over ten years. 

Originally a drummer, while spending two years at SUNY Albany, studying
percussion with Richard Albagli, Gregg learned the bass. After transferring to
The Eastman School of Music, August began studying jazz composition with
renowned arranger Ray Wright and performance with pianist Bill Dobbins. After
earning his bachelor’s degree, he promptly made the move to New York City,
receiving his Master’s from The Juilliard School, where he studied with
legendary bass teacher, Homer Mensch. Soon after graduation, August won the Principal
bass position with La Orquestra Ciutat de Barcelona in Spain. In 2003 Gregg formed
his own sextet which has recorded two critically acclaimed albums; Late August
(Iacuessa Records, 2005) and his most recent, One Peace (Iacuessa Records,
2007), which was selected as one of the Top Ten recordings of 2007 by Paul
Blair of Hot House magazine. The sextet performs regularly in the NYC

August is a member of the JD Allen Trio and Assistant Principal bass with the
Brooklyn Philharmonic.

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