Greg

Greg Goebel - piano

Born in Oregon, Greg began piano lessons at the age of four. Though improvising and composing music from an early age, it wasn't until high school that he became seriously interested in jazz and improvisation. Greg graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon School of Music where he studied composition and improvisation with Gary Versace, Randy Porter and Steve Owen.

Throughout his high school and college careers, Greg has received numerous awards for excellence in musicianship and composition. Upon graduation he received the University's award for Outstanding Undergraduate Performer in Music. The University said of his achievements, "...[he] has personally done more to elevate the performance level of our jazz students than any other person, graduate or undergraduate, who has attended the U of O in at least the last fifteen years." Greg has been recognized in Down Beat magazine with an award for Outstanding Original Composition. He has consistently been given top honors at music festivals including, most recently, Best Overall College Performer and three time Best Overall College Pianist at the Reno International Jazz Festival. The Oregonian mentioned Greg as one of Portlands up-and-coming pianists.

Greg has played with and continues to perform with notable musicians such as David Friesen, Alan Jones, Bob Magnusson, Dick Oatts, John Handy, Gary Hobbs, Peter Epstein, John Stowell, Rebecca Kilgore, Ron Steen and Ed Bennett.