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Kyle Gregory

  • Biography:

    J Kyle Gregory was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in Bloomington. He now lives with his wife, Kimberly, and their three children, Rebekah, Emily, and Nicholas in Verona, Italy where they have been since 1998.
    He studied at Berklee College of Music, Indiana University, and the University of Northern Colorado, completing his doctorate in 1995. In 1992 he received the prestigious Fulbright Grant for a year of pedagogical research into new methods of teaching improvisation in Hungary. From 1992 to 1997 Kyle was a professor of classical trumpet and jazz at Bradley University in Illinois.
    Currently Kyle travels throughout Italy, Europe, and the rest of the world as a solo artist and educator, having performed and taught in the United States, Italy, Canada, Sweden, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, England, Spain, Romania, Germany, the Ivory Coast, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand. He plays regularly in various formations, including his own quintet/sextet, the Lydian Sound Orchestra (from 2002), the Meshuge Klezmer Band, the Robert Bonisolo Quartet, the Luca Boscagin Quartet, Sing Without Words, and the Unscientific Italians. He currently directs the Meeting Place (Verona), FareJazz (Trentino), and Abbey Town (Friuli) Jazz Orchestras.
    In past years he performed with numerous internationally-known jazz and commercial artists, including Paul Motian, Bob Mintzer, JJ Johnson, Dianne Reeves, Liza Minelli, The Temptations, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble,
    and the Mingus Dynasty.
    Kyle has recorded over 35 albums with various artists and independent labels, including most recentlyEGEA, El Gallo Rojo, and Almar Records. His newly released quintet recording for Depth Records, WORLDDOWNSIDE UP, features a suite of original compositions inspired by the “Beatitude” sayings of Jesus”. Collaborating with Kyle are the wonderful internationally-known musicians percussionist Roberto Dani, bassist Salvatore Maiore, pianist Paolo Birro, and cellist Aya Shimura.



Kyle Gregory drawing Eloisa Ferrari

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