about greg lloyd


 

Originally from Sydney, Greg Lloyd's curiosity and love for the jazz genre was initially sparked upon hearing Oscar Peterson play a Bb Blues. This led to his completion of a B.Mus. in Jazz Performance from Sydney Conservatorium and the Australian National University.

Based in Dublin and Paris for the past 15 years Greg has collaborated with musicians on numerous projects. In 2007 Greg had an amazing opportunity to spend a year in Algiers working with the 'Chaabi' musicians, underground since the revolution. As musical director for the CD and documentary film ‘El Gusto’, Greg arranged, orchestrated, composed for and rehearsed the El Gusto Orchestra culminating in a tour of Europe with performances at the Barbican, Bercy and at the Berlin Jazz Festival.

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Working with the producers of Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti and Rachid Taha in France, Greg prepared the El Gusto Orchestra for the recording of their album 'Abel Hadi Halo & the El Gusto Orchestra of Algiers', which he co-produced with Damon Albarn (Blur/Gorillaz).

In 2009 Greg recorded his debut album 'Long Way Home' with GLG (Greg Lloyd Group) receiving rave reviews in Ireland, Australia, UK, Germany, France and Japan. All the influences along Greg's journey blend together in this album to form an instrumental cocktail of original material drawing on Algerian North African Chaabi, Cuban Rhythms, Funk, Blues and Jazz.

Greg has studied with Joe Zawinul, Lee Konitz, John Patitucci, Mike Stern, Mark Murphy, Niels-Henning Orsted Peterson and Mike Nock.

GLG are in the studio working on the highly anticipated second album which is due to launch later this year.

 
An astonishing jazz pianist
— Tom Cahill, Totally Dublin
Imaginative changes...impressive quality
— John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
There is a rare quality about the music
— Takashi Yamamoto, Japan Disk Union
 
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A PASSION FOR TEACHING

 

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For 25 years Greg has been helping aspiring musicians learn blues and jazz.

Greg is known for his engaging and supportive style of teaching, his humour and his ability to teach complex harmony and musical theory 'by stealth'. His unique method has helped thousands of students to master jazz and blues piano with many going on to have successful careers as professional jazz musicians.

  • Achieve your dream of playing blues and jazz with step-by-step guided lessons and become the musician you want to be

  • Learn the secrets and techniques used by professionals in a simple, easy-to-understand, practical way that is also fun

  • Avoid common mistakes and pitfalls and accelerate your learning

  • Get all the tips and tricks picked up over 25 years as a professional teacher and performer

  • Learn how to play blues & jazz using a unique method that will give you a fresh perspective on music and the piano

 
 
My greatest pleasure is seeing how much music helps my students and the joy it brings. This is what drives me.
— Greg Lloyd
 
 

GET IN TOUCH!

I’ll be creating lessons on specific topics that have come up repeatedly during my 25 years’ teaching and I would love you to reach out and let me know if there are any specific topics or areas you would like me to do a lesson on.

I’d love to hear from you!

Please get in touch if you have any questions or requests for lessons I can cover. Help me to help you!

Get in touch via the comments, contact form or you can reach me directly by email at greg@classicaltojazzpiano.com.


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