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AZUL "Wave after Wave after.." Chapman Stick (Howard), drums (Caputo) trumpet (D'earth)

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Greg HowardWith over one thousand performances in front of diverse audiences (jazz and rock festivals, concerts and clubs, college music series, live radio concerts, street performances) and twelve recordings under his belt, Greg Howard has made the instrument his own.  His repertoire includes dozens of original compositions, as well as a wide array of material from the Renaissance through jazz and The Beatles, but his forte is his improvisation.  He'll often launch into a spontaneous composition only to make a surprise landing in a piece by Miles Davis or Brazilian composer Luis Bonfa.

Greg Howard (born 1964 in Washington, DC) is a Chapman Stick player from Charlottesville, Virginia. Originally a keyboardist and saxophonist, Greg took up the Stick in 1985. Early recordings include collaborations as Sticks and Stones with guitarist Tim Reynolds.

He has appeared with Dave Matthews Band on two albums (Remember Two Things, 1993, and Before These Crowded Streets, 1998) and in several Dave Matthews Band concerts.[1] He has also collaborated with Dave Matthews Band saxophonist LeRoi Moore.

In 1999 Greg formed the Greg Howard Band with Dutch musicians Jan van Olffen, Jan Wolfkamp, and Hubert Heeringa. Their first album, Lift, was released in 2000.

Greg travels often to teach at Stick seminars in North America and Europe. He has also written two method books and an instructional DVD for the Stick: The Stick Book, Volume One, published by Stick Enterprises in 1997, and The Greg Howard Songbook, published by Greg in 2009 and "Basic Free Hands Technique" DVD, released in 2011.

Trumpeter John D'earth, drummer Brian Caputo and Stick player Greg Howard conjure spontaneous compositions, with elements of jazz, rock, and ambient music...

 

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